Nigeria: Provisions of the ‘Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2009’ are incompatible with Nigeria’s human rights obligations: Briefing to the National Assembly

Nigeria: Provisions of the ‘Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2009’ are incompatible with Nigeria’s human rights obligations: Briefing to the National Assembly

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Index Number: AFR 44/005/2010
Date Published: 27 May 2010
Categories: Nigeria

This document analyses certain provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2009 (the Bill) in the context of Nigeria’s international and regional human rights obligations, particularly the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In summary, Amnesty International considers that several key provisions of the Bill are incompatible with Nigeria’s human rights obligations.


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