We are dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability in the use of Nigeria’s natural resources. We believe that Nigeria’s large natural resource base should be used to meet the basic needs of its population.

A corruption-free society is central to the citizens’ enjoyment of human rights, including economic and social rights. We are committed to increasing the legal protection for economic and social rights, and to securing respect for these rights.

We are also committed to promoting the public awareness of anti-corruption laws and policies, and to securing the full implementation of these laws. We are dedicated to encouraging reforms of anti-corruption laws, and to encouraging Nigeria to ratify international human rights treaties and international conventions against corruption.

Our Work

• Promoting transparency and accountability in government

• Advancing the legal status of economic and social rights through research, litigation, dialogue, legal reforms and advocacy

• Promoting, protecting and ensuring respect for economic and social rights for every individual with Nigerian laws, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other similar instruments to which Nigeria is a party

• Using the process of the rule of law to hold governments and their agents accountable for corruption

• Providing legal advice and assistance, and seeking remedies for victims of violations of economic and social rights

• Submitting amicus briefs in support of legal cases on corruption and economic and social rights as friend of the court

• Seeking to provide information that may lead to the effective prosecution of anyone suspected to be involved in corruption

• Educating the populations, especially the vulnerable including the poor, women, workers and children, on their economic and social rights


SERAP’s work is divided into three program areas: the Research & Publications program; the Monitoring & Advocacy program; and the Litigation & Legal Services program.

In the absence of reliable data on socio-economic conditions of people, SERAP’s Research & Publications program focuses on analysing laws, institutions and practices facilitating corruption and contributing to the violations of economic and social rights.  Research is also vital for our monitoring and advocacy and litigation efforts.

Our Monitoring & Advocacy program combines the strategy of publicity; lobbying; grass-root mobilization and campaigns; to demand accountability from government with respect to economic and social rights violations and non-enforcement of anti-corruption laws and standards.

Our Litigation & Legal Services program seeks to challenge violation of economic and social rights before national, regional and international courts and institutions, and breach of antic-corruption obligations and commitments. The program also seeks to contribute to developing jurisprudence in these fields.


Staff positions There are currently no staff positions available.

Internships There are currently no internship positions available. However, we will post here internship positions as at when available. Internships are unpaid.