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West Africa Fellow

Umar Faruk


Umar is a Senior Magistrate/Principal District court judge of Katsina State Judiciary, Nigeria. With more than a decade of experience in the administration of criminal justice systems, Umar leads projects on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), prison system reforms, and professional mentorship. He is a proactive actor and campaigner for an incorruptible and independent judiciary. Umar holds a law degree from Ahmadu Bello University and is a Mandela Washington Fellow, US Dept. of State's initiative for young and exceptional African leaders.

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