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Fairness and Justice

Overview

The Ikoku Foundations are committedĀ toĀ a conception of fairness and justice via processes and procedures that ensure civil liberties and basic, civil and fundamental rights areĀ notĀ subject to arbitration, barter or trading, bargaining, negotiation, political calculus or voting, or to abrogation for the aggregate public good.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to, and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Foundations are expected to uphold the following:

Basic Liberties and Civil Rights

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure protections of civil liberties and basic, civil and fundamental rights during evaluations hearings, interviews, investigations, reviews and other equivalent procedures and processes.

Confidentiality and Privacy

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure protections of confidentiality and privacy rights during evaluations, hearings, interviews, investigations, reviews and other equivalent procedures and processes.

Due Process

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure protections of rights to due process and fundamental justice during evaluations, hearings, interviews, investigations, reviews and other equivalent procedures and processes.

Duty to Report

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure all persons and entities involved honor the Duty to Report, during evaluations, hearings, interviews, investigations, reviews, or other equivalent procedures and processes.

Accordance with Ethics

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Accordance with Mission

ā€” that The Ikoku Foundations ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with theĀ founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Foundations, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founderā€™s Declaration of Trust.

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria, February 23 2019 (Babatunde Olajide)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku FoundationsĀ User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Foundations. By continuing, you indicate that youĀ understand that these Codes and Policies include ā€” but are not limited to ā€” the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Corporate Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses PolicyĀ along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Corporate Integrity

Corporate Integrity (HTML)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and FreedomsĀ (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

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Macbeth, Undated (New York Public Library)
Wide Staircase with Statue and Urns on First Landing
Stairs, British Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2018 (Monty Lov)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

To Further Consider

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Foundations strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so ask that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Policy on Fairness and Justice, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Foundations take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Duty to Corporate Integrity

With respect to your attendant duty to corporate and organizational integrity ā€” and your legally binding agreement to not diminish, interfere, or violate, in any way, its principles, protections, requirements, or rights ā€”Ā you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to the following:

Your Duty to Policy
To protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku FoundationsĀ ā€” as well as the properties, rights, and protections of the corporationĀ and its official persons ā€” The Ikoku FoundationsĀ require all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on CorporateĀ Integrity.
Your Acceptance of Policy
The Ikoku FoundationsĀ remind you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku FoundationsĀ User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku FoundationsĀ take your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Acceptance of Administration
Furthermore, you represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above, your continuation in using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Foundations, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties ofĀ The Ikoku Foundations, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, is an active indication of your legally binding acceptance of the executive administration, control, and management of The Ikoku FoundationsĀ by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as further described in the Policy on CorporateĀ Integrity.

And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights ā€” including the attendant properties and protections ā€” of corporateĀ and organizational integrity.

Your Questions and Feedback

Please contact policies@ikokufoundations.org with any feedback, issues, or questions ā€” to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Ikoku.

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice, become aware of, or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact policies@ikokufoundations.org with any details you have ā€” to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

As with all official documents, materials, policies, and statements of The Ikoku Foundations, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies section.

Woman Bending Down to Tend Crops
Sierra Leone, 2017 (Annie Spratt)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
NiƱo, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
People Holding Peace Banner and Respect Sign
Women's March, Boston, USA, 2017, (Alice Donovan Rouse)

Also at The Foundations

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Foundations are dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies ā€” toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Foundations provide the following:

I.

Nonprofits Dedicated to Africa

Independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas ā€” by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

II.

Support for a Global and Just Future

A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africaā€™s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.

III.

A Vision of the Public Good

A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.

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