The law and policy reform
The law and policy reform component of HDI’s work relates to our partnership with various groups and networks to improve the law and policy in the thematic areas that we work in. For example we have initiated and successfully caused the law to be changed in Lagos State with regard to the economic rights of poor people who lose their loved ones and have to process Letters of Administration at the Probate section of the High court.
Such persons are exempted from taxes and other demands of the system that aggravates their condition. In the same vein, HDI has contributed to other policies with regard to children’s rights, the improvement of the juvenile justice system, reform of the school curriculum, among others.