Time to create awareness, end impunity by criminalising torture
For ages, the Police have been notorious in employing torture against citizens. Nigeria is a country where security agencies harass detainees and suspects, and in most cases employ violence.....
A2J urges CJN, NJC to reconsider position on court vacations
Access to Justice (A2J) has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad and the National Judicial Council (NJC) to reconsider the vacation periods announced by various heads of court...
A2J calls for removal of DSS director over raid on Igboho’s home
Access to Justice (A2J) has denounced what it described as the horrific and brutal manner the Department of State Service (DSS) raided the residence of Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State and called for the resignation of the DSS director.
Shock as killers of Salome Abuh get mere 12 years jail term
Stakeholders demand judgment review, stiffer punishment Lawyers and Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) have reacted to the 12 years hail term handed out to killers of former Kogi State women leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs. Salome Abuh. The stakeholders, apart from expressing outage, sued for judicial review of the judgment for a stiffer…
Group decries torture of detainees by police, seeks alternative approach
A group, Access to Justice, has condemned the routine use of torture on detainees by men of the Nigeria Police Force to extract confession from suspects.
Human rights lawyers, CSOs seek amendments in VAPP, anti-torture acts
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), human rights lawyers and relevant stakeholders have called for an amendment and implementation of the anti-torture act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) to ensure that suspects or victims are treated humanly.