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Nigeria: Open letter to the OTP requesting immediate action on the situation in Nigeria

, Index number: AFR 44/3654/2021

Northeast Nigeria has been the scene of an armed conflict characterized by egregious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law for over a decade. On 11 December 2020 the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) concluded that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed by Boko Haram and the Nigerian military and that Nigerian authorities had failed to investigate and prosecute these crimes, therefore warranting a full investigation by the OTP into the situation in Nigeria. Amnesty International urges the OTP to immediately request authorization to open an investigation in Nigeria.

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