Document - Nigeria: Invitation: Discussion on Boko Haram and forced evictions in Nigeria

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY

21 October 2013

AI Index: AFR 44/027/2013

Invitation: Discussion on Boko Haram and forced evictions in Nigeria

In advance of Nigeria’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva on 22 October, Amnesty International will hold a human rights discussion covering the following issues:

Boko Haram and the violence in northern Nigeria: updates from some of the most affected states and Amnesty International’s key concerns and advocacy calls

Policing and human rights: general concerns around police brutality, lack of accountability and impunity across Nigeria

Housing rights and forced evictions: updates on the latest evictions and Amnesty International’s key concerns and advocacy calls

See Amnesty International’s submission to the UPR:

Key speakers include:

· Makmid Kamara, Researcher, Amnesty International (specialising in Boko Haram)

· Muhammad Zubair, National Coordinator, Human Rights Research and

Advocacy Centre (HURRAC),

· Oluwatosin Popoola, Researcher Amnesty International, specialising in forced evictions)

Where and when

Tuesday 22 October 2013

12:30 – 14:30

Palais de Nations – Room XXIV

For more information please contact:

In Geneva: Peter Splinter (Amnesty International Representative to the UN, Geneva), Tel: +41 (0) 22 906 94 83 //36-9-137, Mobile: +41 (0) 79 352 83 02 or email peter.splinter@amnesty.org

In London: Louise Orton (Africa Press Officer), Tel: + 44 (0) 207 413 5729 or: + 44 (0) 7961 421583 (mobile) or email louise.orton@amnesty.org

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