The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) was created in 2004 and registered as a non-governmental, non-profit organization under Nigerian laws.
Recognising the unexplored potential of international human rights law for increasing transparency, accountability and protection of economic and social rights in Nigeria, SERAP was created to promote these principles and values. The organization aims to use human rights law to encourage the government and others to address developmental and human rights challenges such as corruption, poverty, inequality and discrimination.
For several years, SERAP have worked to hold the government to account through the framework of human rights and anti-corruption laws and standards. They have continued to offer free legal advice and services for victims of corruption and economic and social rights. They help those whose economic and social rights are violated to obtain redress.