CASER recognises the important role of state institutions in ensuring social and economic development. CASER engages these institutions in collaborative efforts mainly to achieve standards in public service delivery. Where necessary also, CASER has held these institutions accountable in terms of compliance to statutory functions and budget performance.
CASER has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) to promote amongst other themes, the observation and enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in Nigeria.CASER has participated in a number of NHRC programmes and was a member of the Validation Team of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR) in Nigeria.
CASER pioneered the call for radio transmitters and television cameras in Nigerian Courts and has secured the acquiescence of the National Judicial Council subject to the availability of technology, to allow the live media broadcast of court proceedings in Nigeria in order to enhance transparency in the judicial process.CASER efforts have also led to a Bill for an Act to Provide for Media Coverage of Nigerian Courts Proceedings for the Purpose of Gathering and Disseminating News to the Public and for Related Matterswas sponsored by Hon. Daniel Reyenieju and has passed second reading at the House of Representatives.
In recognition of the human rights prescriptions, the Federal Government has appointed CASER, represented by its Exeutive Director, Frank Tietie into the InterMinisterial Committee on Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Nigeria.