• Human Rights Watch writes to urge Dr. Ihsanoglu to use his position as Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to support measures at the upcoming Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference in Dakar, Senegal on March 13-14 that would improve and strengthen the 1999 OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism.
    Mar 11, 2008
  • Human Rights Watch writes to President Ernest Bai Koroma following his win in recent elections, highlighting key human rights concerns, including: deficiencies within the judicial system, detention conditions, corruption, police conduct, the death penalty, and the national human rights commission.
    Nov 14, 2007
  • The Campaign Against Impunity, a coalition of some three hundred African and international civil society groups, writes to President Johnson-Sirleaf, urging her to take concrete steps to ensure Nigeria promptly surrenders former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
    Jan 26, 2006
  • Human Rights Watch writes to Secretary Rice urging her to impress upon Liberian President-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the vital importance of her calling on Nigeria to promptly surrender former Liberian president Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
    Dec 12, 2005
  • Human Rights Watch writes to members of the group of interested states for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, urging them to support accountability for serious crimes in Sierra Leone by making a voluntary contribution at the upcoming pledging conference for the court hosted by the U.N. Secretary-General on September 30, 2005.
    Sep 20, 2005
  • Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International write to President Obasanjo to urge him now to assist in his prompt surrender to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where Taylor has been indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone on 17 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than two years ago, Taylor left Liberia after being forced from power. Nigeria initially granted Taylor refuge after extensive consultation with regional and international leaders.
    Sep 9, 2005
  • Human Rights Watch writes to Sir Emyr Jones Parry, United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations and leader of a U.N. Security Council trip to West Africa later this month, identifying key concerns and suggesting steps that the Security Council could take to address them, including the consideration of an arms embargo against all parties to the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire; promoting the rule of law by ending impunity for the horrific crimes committed during the conflicts in Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia; addressing bad governance in Sierra Leone; and stopping the use of child soldiers.
    Jun 9, 2004
  • Human Rights Watch writes to President Obasanjo, host of the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to outline a number of issues that Commonwealth leaders should address when they meet in Abuja next week. In view of Obasanjo's stated personal commitment to values of good governance and human rights, and in view of Nigeria’s importance and influence within the Commonwealth and within Africa, Nigeria has a critical role to play in ensuring that these issues are fully addressed.
    Nov 27, 2003
  • Human Rights Watch writes to Commonwealth leaders ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Abuja, Nigeria next month - which will focus on the theme of Democracy and Development. This letter outlines a number of critical areas of concern, including political developments in Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Nigeria itself, the question of justice for past abuses in Sierra Leone, and the global problems of small arms and HIV/AIDS.
    Nov 25, 2003
  • Human Rights Watch writes to President Obasanjo urging him to deliver Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor is charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law for his role in contributing to the deaths, rape and mutilations of thousands of civilians during Sierra Leone's civil war.
    Nov 17, 2003