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Both the armed group Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces continued to commit serious crimes in the north-east, including war crimes and likely crimes against humanity. Boko Haram killed hundreds of civilians and carried out abductions which targeted women and girls. Government forces carried...
Nigeria Armed Conflict

Nigeria: Human rights agenda 2023

Despite Nigeria’s ratification of human rights treaties and commitments at international and regional level and accompanying obligations to respect, protect, promote and fulfil human rights, the country continues to face worsening human rights crises across its territory. Amnesty International is...
Africa Armed Conflict

Nigeria: Accountability for human rights violations remains elusive: Amnesty International submission to the 45th session of the UPR working group, January-February 2024

In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Nigeria in its previous UPR in 2018, including in relation to enforced disappearances, human rights violations by the security forces, torture and other ill-treatment, gender-based violence and gender...
Africa Business and Human Rights

Nigeria: Tainted Sale?

Nigeria’s new government under President Bola Tinubu will be sworn in on 29 May 2023. In this new report, Amnesty International explains why the incoming administration must ensure that the oil multinational, Shell and the planned divestment of its onshore oil interests in the Niger Delta does not...
Afghanistan Armed Conflict

Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies: Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Article 11: Day of general discussion 2023

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide written input pertaining to the upcoming day of general discussion by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies. Over the past five years, Amnesty...