Sunday, August 6, 2017

Nigerian commission to review human rights, ROE compliance

The acting president of Nigeria has appointed a commission to look into the armed forces' compliance with human rights norms and rules of engagement. Details here.
The commission, according to a statement, issued by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director, Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, is to be headed by a Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Biobele Georgewill, who is expected the submit its report to the Presidency in 90 days. 
The statement said by its terms of reference, the Commission was empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Armed Forces of Nigeria and extent of compliance thereto. 
According to Adebiyi, it is also empowered to investigate alleged acts of violation of international humanitarian and human rights law under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Geneva Conventions Act, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act and other relevant laws by Nigerian security agencies.

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