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Nigeria Armed Groups

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

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....
Death Penalty

Death sentences and executions in 2009

This document summarizes Amnesty International’s global research on the use of the death penalty in 2009. More than two-thirds of the countries of the world have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. While 58 countries retained the death penalty in 2009, most did not use it....