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Nigeria: Accountability for human rights violations remains elusive

, Index number: AFR 44/0090/2019

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Nigeria. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Nigeria. Amnesty International welcomes 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. However, Amnesty International remains deeply concerned about pervasive violence against women, including rape of women and girls in internally displaced persons camps, as well as sexual violence against female detainees by police, sometimes in order to extract confessions.

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