About Us

Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) was formed in 2012 and incorporated under the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to promote human rights and better living standard for citizens of Nigeria.


To improve the living standard of Nigerian Citizens by adopting the human rights based approach and a people oriented social action with direct engagement of institutions, Structures, systems and culture.

Modus Operandi

-Strategic Public Interest Litigations 
-Media Advocacy
-Institutional Engagement
-Community Mobilisation
-Human Right Education

Operational Scope

-The entire Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly and the international community.

Legal Status

Incorporated Trustees Registration Number: CAC/IT/NO 68590
– Corporate Affairs CommissionTax Identification Number: 20099903-401
Federal Inland Revenue Service
-Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) RegistrationNumber: SC151401014
Economic & Financial Crimes Commission
CASER observes the provisions of the Code of Corporate Governance
for Not – ForProfit Organizations (NfPOs) made pursuant to the
Financial Reporting Council Act, 2011
Frank Tietie, Executive Director (CASER)

Frank Tietie was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2005. He attended the University of Benin and Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he holds degrees in Law and International Humanitarian Law, respectively. He has defined his professional path in international human rights law, human development law and social advocacy with many successful pro bono cases to his credit.

Following the success in the Child Rights case, Tietie founded the Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) in 2014, of which he is the Executive Director to date. Under his leadership, CASER has made much significant impact in Nigeria’s social space.

In 2016, CASER secures the partial approval of the National Judicial Council(NJC) to allow Live Media Broadcast Court Proceedings in Nigeria. Also, CASER has held the Annual Human Rights Fiesta, every 10th of December, in the last 5 years to mark the United Nations International Human Rights Day.