Ensuring Accountability for Rights Violations in Nigeria
July 7, 2015 | Grantee News | Human Rights
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For the first time, the Nigerian government will provide compensation for victims of human rights violations. The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States ruled that shootings by security forces of unarmed protestors in Bundu Ama, Port Harcourt, were unjustified and that the Nigerian government breached its obligation to protect and respect the right to peaceful association and assembly. The case was brought to the court by the MacArthur-supported Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.

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