Adaobi Egboka is the executive programmes director of Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), an NGO engaged in the legal promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, and good governance in Nigeria. She is responsible for organizational focus and growth, oversees LEDAP’s advocacy strategy, delivers pro bono legal services to survivors of human rights abuses, and manages all legal and program staff.
Prior to her work with LEDAP, Adaobi provided research and administrative support to Hon. Justice Adefope-Okojie of the Lagos State Judiciary. Adaobi is a published writer who has argued for the abolition of the death penalty in Nigeria and analyzed state and national law governing the sexual abuse of children there. She has also participated in drafting several progressive bills, including the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill, the Domestic Violence Bill, and a bill protecting the rights of persons living with disabilities. Adaobi earned an LL.B. from the University of Lagos and a barrister-at-law degree from the Nigerian Law School.
As a PILnet International Fellow, Adaobi will design a project to expand legal protections for people living with disabilities in Nigeria.