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Nigeria: Submission for consideration by the Lagos State House of Assembly on the amendment of the criminal law of Lagos State to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and to restrict the circumstances under which lethal force can be used

, Index number: AFR 44/011/2010

The review of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, which is currently underway, provides a unique opportunity for Lagos state to truly and fully commit to the protection of internationally recognized human rights in the state. Amending the sections of the Criminal Law relating to the death penalty and abolishing the death penalty in law would be exercising important leadership in Nigeria on the issue of the death penalty, in line with the global trend towards abolition.

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