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(Lagos, October 22, 2020) – Human Rights Watch joined forty other civil society groups today to issue the following statement calling for an end to the use of excessive force against protesters in Lagos and across Nigeria: Since the evening of Tuesday,…
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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch welcome Nigeria’s cooperation with the review process and its positive response to some of the recommendations made by other States in the UPR Working Group.
 
 We remain deeply concerned about…
Pallbearers carry coffins during the funeral service for people killed during clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Ibrahim Babangida Square in the Benue state capital, Makurdi, January 11, 2018. Violence between the mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the holding of a long overdue Special Session on the human rights crisis affecting Northern Nigeria and neighboring countries and the devastating toll for civilians caught up in the conflict. Based on witness accounts and an…
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I. Summary The failure of Nigeria’s government to address deeply entrenched human rights problems, such as widespread poverty, government corruption, police abuse, and longstanding impunity for a wide range of crimes has created fertile ground for violent…
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I want to thank Chairman Royce and ranking member Payne for inviting my organization, Human Rights Watch, to address the Africa Subcommittee about the important topic we are addressing here today: Combating War Crimes in Africa. My name is Corinne Dufka.…
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For over a decade, Human Rights Watch has monitored crisis and conflict in West Africa, documented human rights abuses, and pressed for action to stop the abuses. The conflict-ridden West African subregion is a sad showcase of the human rights and…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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President Clinton will be traveling to Nigeria from August 25 to 27, his second visit to Africa and his first to that country. Clinton's last trip to Africa, in March and April 1998, was the most extensive trip to the continent by a U.S. president, but…
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Thank you, Chairman, for your invitation to Human Rights Watch to address the subcommittee on the issue of human rights in Nigeria. My name is Bronwen Manby and I am a researcher working on Nigeria in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. Human…