AJ petitions UN body over alleged rights violations


By Abdulwahab Abdulah

Access to Justice, AJ, has urged the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently undertake a visit to Nigeria to assess the level of violations of human rights in the country.

In the letter to the  Special Rapporteur of the Human Council on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García-Sayán, AJ, requested that the UN body should, “undertake an  urgent country visit to Nigeria to assess the situation and ensure that full and independent investigations are conducted. Based on this fact-finding mission, the Special Rapporteur should provide his conclusions and recommendations to the Nigerian Government.”

In the letter signed by its deputy director, Dr. Adenike Ayedun,  AJ made an appeal to the government to respect the supremacy of the Constitution, and enforce all court orders.

“The Special Rapporteur…

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