Category Archives: Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal declaration of human rights which was adopted by the UN general assembly on 10 December 1948, at Palais de Chaillot in Paris was drafted in direct response to calamities and barbarous acts experienced by people of the world during the second world war. Full story

Source: www.un-ilibrary.org

Posted by Amaka, 3 November 2017

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Presidential Panel Begins Hearing Alleged Rights Abuses By Army, Others

The Presidential Panel of Investigation set up to review compliance of the military on rules of engagement has commenced hearing in Port Harcourt. Full story

Source: http://www.allafrica.com

Posted by amaka, 26 September 2017

Falana’s Nigerian Law on Socio-Economic Rights: Rethinking hierarchies of human rights in Nigeria

It’s frequently claimed that human rights–civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights–are indivisible, and the international community has declared the indivisibility, interdependency, and interrelatedness of these rights to be beyond dispute. Full story

Source: http://www.vanguardngr.com

Posted by Amaka, 22 June 2017

Presidency Probes Army Over Alleged Human Rights’ Abuses

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has formally inaugurated a presidential panel to investigate allegations of human rights’ abuses against the armed forces.The panel, headed by Justice Biobele A. Georgewill of the Court of Appeal, has as members: Major-General Patrick Akem, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, Mrs. Hauwa Ibrahim, Mr. Jibrin Ibrahim – member, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwakama and a representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser. Full story

Source: http://www.allafrica.com

Posted by Amaka, 14 August 2017

Peace Corps slams N2bn suit against Police, DSS, AGF, over alleged unlawful arre‎st

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), has slammed a N2bn suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the arrest and detention of its National Commandant, Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh and 49 others. Full story

Source: http://www.dailypost.ng

Posted by Amaka, 9 March 2017

U.S. pledges to assist Nigeria in justice administration

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Government would assist Nigeria in human rights and justice administration. Full story

Source: www.dailytrust.com.ng

Posted by Amaka, 15 February 2017

Army charged to court for alleged breach of fundamental human right

The Nigerian Army has been charged before Justice Vera Venda of the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi for alleged breach of fundamental human right. Full story

Source: www.vanguardngr.com

Posted by Amaka, 30 January 2017