The African Bar Conference is an annual event held for lawyers all over Africa. The Theme of this years Conference is “Dissecting the Legal and Regulatory

Frame Work For Doing Business in Africa and it remains relevant considering the myriad of challenges impeding ease of doing business in Africa such as human trafficking, bad governance, human rights abuses and absence of judicial independence. The conference recognised the fact that ‘A strong and independent judicial system is needed for business to thrive in Africa and therefore called for a stronger judicial system in Africa.

This Conference had about 2,000 participants from the African Continent and hosted 20 group breakout sessions and 2 plenary sessions of thought provoking discussions.

Three Research Fellows  from NIALS - Mrs Lilian Uche, Mrs Jane Ezirigwe and Mrs Nnenna Uche-Eboh presented papers at different sessions of the conference on “Economic Empowerment of women: Towards centric Inclusion Policies in Africa” ; “Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Addressing Injustice in Agric- Business in Nigeria”; "Judicial Corruption as a clog on Economic Development In Nigeria" respectively.