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COVID-19: Calling For a Worldwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty during the Pandemic

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4TH JUNE 2020 The Human Rights Law Service and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty COVID-19: CALLING FOR A WORLDWIDE MORATORIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY DURING THE PANDEMIC “When the whole world is...

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HURILAWS Media Parley on Judicial Application of the 2019 Election Petition Laws in Nigeria

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] HURILAWS in conjunction with Onevoice Coalition held a Media Parley and formal presentation of report titled "Judicial Application of the 2019 Election Petition Laws in Nigeria" today 27th February 2020. The presentation centered on...

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The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Annual General Meeting

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Our Legal Officer; Kikelomo Lamidi was at the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Annual General Meeting held from the 27th - 29th of January 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Solidarity for African Women’s...

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Stop Crime, Not Lives – HURILAWS Press Statement in Commemoration of October 10 – World Day against the Death Penalty

For more than 15 years federal and state governments in Nigeria contrary to international law have continued to extend crimes to which the death penalty applies. The moment a crime assumes notoriety or begins to overwhelm law enforcement agents, governments’...

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Anti-Torture Act 2017 – Issues and Implication for Police Officers

ANTI-TORTURE ACT 2017 - ISSUES AND IMPLICATION FOR POLICE OFFICERS[1]. INTRODUCTION The Anti-Torture Act 2017 was passed by the 8th National Assembly and signed into law by President Mohammadu Buhari on 29th December 2017.  Prior to the coming into effect...

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Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Sub- Saharan Africa

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Our Senior Legal Officer; Collins Okeke was at a training on Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Sub- Saharan Africa held from the 16th- 18th of July 2019 in Douala, Cameron....

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The Need for a Constitutional Amendment to Improve Voter Participation in Elections in Nigeria

A lot has been said and written about the February 23 and March 7, 2019, Federal and State Elections. There is a general feeling of disappointment with the elections. The disappointment is not misplaced, considering the huge resources put into...

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Strategy Workshop on Better Ways of Human Rights Promotion in Nigeria

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] STRATEGY WORKSHOP ON BETTER WAYS OF HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTION IN NIGERIA HELD 16TH – 17TH MAY 2019 IN ABUJA The workshop was organized by MISEREOR DPs and the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. The Main Objective of...

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Workshop Report Prison Decongestion and Reform of Criminal Justice Law

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Workshop Report Prison Decongestion and Reform of Criminal Justice Law - A Civil Society Perspective - A workshop hosted and organized by Misereor Dialogue and Partnership Services (DPS) Held at Vines Hotel, Durumi, FCT...

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Media Forum on Reinvigorating Non-Custodial Provisions of the Lagos State Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2015

[vc_row row_content_display="in_grid" row_content_display_align="left" row_type="row" stretch_row_type="yes"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] On the 30th of April 2019, we organized a media forum with the theme “Reinvigorating Non-Custodial Provisions of the Lagos State  Administration of Criminal justice Law 2015” to call on the Lagos State Judiciary to...

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