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Our Objectives

To advance justice in public safety, gender rights, election systems, and governance from a multicultural perspective and a south-south approach.
To generate knowledge and tools that fit local needs while promoting global rights standards.
To strengthen local and regional ..More

Our Mission

To draw on south-south partnerships for synthesizing evidence-based local knowledge for providing an inclusive perspective to ‘secure development’. It will generate local need-based knowledge, strengthen regional networks and implement innovative practices/models for change in collaboration with government institutions and civil society.


Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development is managed by its Board of Directors, which is constituted of three board members from CLEEN and two from IDC. As the interests of each Member Organisation and the actual places of acting of each managing director of the Board of Directors are spread over separate continents, they as well as the Board of Directors find it appropriate and necessary to set task partition or task distribution rules or guidelines defined in its Association Policy.

The board members are Prof. Etannibi Alemika (Chairperson), Prof. Pramod Kumar, Mr. Satish Sharma, Dr. Benson Olugbuo and Ms. Blessing Abiri.

Prof. Etannibi Alemika


Etannibi E.O. ALEMIKA is a Professor of Law in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Jos, Nigeria. His areas of competence are research, teaching, policing, organized crime, security sector reform, governance, human rights, democracy, conflict studies, criminal justice policy and reform.

He has published widely in the areas of crime, police and policing, prisons, criminal justice, drug policy, security sector governance and organized crime in reputable journals like Journal of Criminal Justice; International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; Policy Studies; International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and Crime, Law and Social Change. He has considerable experience working with the police, prisons, intelligence department, and other security agencies in Nigeria and several international organizations and networks.

Prof Pramod Kumar


Prof. Pramod Kumar is Director, Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh. He has been appointed as Chairperson of the Haryana Governance reforms Authority (HGRA) from 2017. He was also the Chairman of Punjab Governance Reforms Commission (PGRC-II) from March 2012 to 2017. His work focuses on three interrelated themes of politics of development, violence and governance; politics of conflict management and resolution and practice of democracy through empirical methodologies and analysis of public policy and peoples movements. He is a recipient of the prestigious Homi Bhabha Award for the year 1988-1990.

DGP S K Sharma (retd)


DGP S K Sharma (retd) is a Punjab (India) former Director General of Police has been actively involved in Police Station reforms and has headed the community policing partnership program of the Punjab State – The Saanj Kendras.

Dr. Benson Olugbuo


Benson Chinedu Olugbuo holds a Ph.D. in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with more than fifteen years post call experience in international criminal justice.

He was a Fox International Fellow and Visiting Assistant in Research at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, United States of America (2011-2012) and the Anglophone Africa Coordinator for the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (2004-2009). He has published widely on justice sector reform, international criminal justice and human rights in Africa.

Blessing Abiri


Blessing Abiri holds an LL.M degree in Human Rights from the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. She is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Her work experience spans across issues on Police Accountability, Criminal Justice and Human rights.

She is an Open Society Justice Initiative Fellow (2010 – 2012).  She has also been involved in publishing articles on policing accountability, domestic violence, and human rights.

Mr. Abdul Noormohamed


Mr. Abdul Noormohamed is the Executive Director of ICJ Kenya.

Mr. Noormohamed is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a proven track record with solid background in policy, advocacy and research within the non- governmental Sector. Previously Mr. Noormohamed worked at the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. Noormohamed is an established transformative Leader with expertise in international justice, security and human rights. He has over the years engaged in the protection of human rights defenders at risk and civic space in seven countries in Eastern Africa including working with partners on counter-terrorism and countering violent extremist measures in Kenya. He has worked on accountability for grave crimes with a focus in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Sudan. Prior to his appointment at OSIEA, Mr. Noormohamed worked at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) where he headed the Redress and Legal Department for five years.

He has attained training in Human Rights Litigation from Central European University, Creative Activism, Effective Financial Management, Learning to Lead, Transitional Justice, Human Rights Training amongst. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law, from the University College of London (UCL), a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Honors from University of Nairobi and he is a distinguished Chevening Scholar. He is a Member of the Law Society of Kenya, ICJ Kenya and the Chevening Alumni Network-Kenya. Mr. Noormohamed was admitted to the Bar in 1998 and practiced civil and criminal litigation at Taib A. Taib & Co. Advocates.

Prof. Shalini Bharat


Prof. Shalini Bharat is Director of TISS and Professor in the School of Health Systems Studies. Her areas of research include social and structural determinants of health with special reference to reproductive and sexual health, young people’s and women’s health, social aspects of HIV and TB including prevention and care, health vulnerabilities in the context of migration and mobility, and demographic transition among minority communities. She teaches Qualitative Research Methods, Public Health Ethics and Health Research Ethics to post-graduate and doctoral students, and is involved in organising capacity building workshops for doctoral students and early career faculty on qualitative research methods, research ethics, and scientific writing. She served as member of the Mission Steering Group of National Rural Health Mission and National Health Systems Resource Center, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, GoI (2007-2012) and is the Programme Director of The Global Fund supported Saksham Counselling Project for drug resistant TB patients in four Indian states. She serves on the Board of PHFI and India HIV/AIDS Alliance and is a member of several scientific advisory committees.