Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria
October 27, 2014
This report is based on interviews with more than 46 witnesses and victims of Boko Haram abductions in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states, including with girls who escaped the April 2014 abduction of 276 girls from Chibok secondary school.
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ISBN: 978-1-6231-32033
In Final Talks, Western Governments Should Agree to Include Prevention, Treatment
January 10, 2013
In Final Talks, Western Governments Should Agree to Include Prevention, Treatment

A proposed international treaty to address the damaging effects of mercury should include specific provisions to protect the health of children and other vulnerable populations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments are to meet in Geneva beginning January 13, 2013, for a fifth and final round of talks for the treaty.

Boko Haram Attacks and Security Force Abuses in Nigeria
October 11, 2012
This 98-page report catalogues atrocities for which Boko Haram has claimed responsibility. It also explores the role of Nigeria’s security forces, whose own alleged abuses contravene international human rights law and might also constitute crimes against humanity.
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ISBN: 1-56432-951-8
October 11, 2012

Spiraling Violence

Boko Haram Attacks and Security Force Abuses in Nigeria

Address Discrimination and Other Root Causes of November 2008 Violence in Jos
July 20, 2009
Address Discrimination and Other Root Causes of November 2008 Violence in Jos

(Jos, Nigeria) - The Plateau State Judicial Commission of Inquiry in Nigeria should investigate and call for the prosecution of members of the security forces responsible for the alleged killing of more than 130 people in November 2008, Human Rights Watch said today.

Ten Steps for Yar’Adua to Improve Human Rights Record
June 7, 2009
Ten Steps for Yar’Adua to Improve Human Rights Record
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Statements by Human Rights Watch, Global Rights, and TIP-Nigeria to the Nigerian National Assembly
March 11, 2009
Statements by Human Rights Watch, Global Rights, and TIP-Nigeria to the Nigerian National Assembly
Statements to the Nigerian National Assembly by:
1) Global Rights and Human Rights Watch
2) The Independent Project for Equal Rights (TIP) - Nigeria
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The Human Rights Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria
February 1, 2007

This 107-page report details the misuse of public funds by local officials in the geographic heart of Nigeria’s booming oil industry, and the harmful effects on primary education and basic health care. The report is based on scores of interviews in Rivers state with government and donor agency officials, civil servants, health care workers, teachers, civil society groups and local residents.

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ISBN: A1902
October 28, 2014
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A student who escaped when Boko Haram rebels stormed a school and abducted schoolgirls identifies her schoolmates from a video released by the Islamist rebel group.