Nigeria’s justice sector challenged by Boko Haram insurgency

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Anietie Ewang is a researcher at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. In this video she describes the challenging security situation in Nigeria and shares her thoughts on how the prosecution of terrorism-related crimes in the country can be improved. While stressing the important role that the International Criminal Court plays, she also sees a role for international agencies in judicial capacity building in Nigeria. Ewang decries the lack of political will on the side of some players in Nigeria to address serious human rights violations, while the population continues to demand justice for crimes allegedly committed by Boko Haram and the Nigerian Security Forces.

Since 2017, Wayamo has been implementing capacity-building efforts in Nigeria, conducting workshops with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Click here for more information about Wayamo’s activities in Nigeria. 

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