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19th World Day Against Death Penalty: LEDAP and HURILAWS Call for a Review of the Use of Death Penalty Against Nigerian Women

October 9, 2021: Lagos, Nigeria 19TH WORLD DAY AGAINST DEATH PENALTY: LEDAP AND HURILAWS CALL FOR A REVIEW OF THE USE OF DEATH PENALTY AGAINST NIGERIAN WOMEN As the world marks the 19th Anniversary Against Death Penalty; the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) call for a review of the use of capital punishment in Nigeria, particularly against women, pending a wholesome reform of our criminal justice system to ...
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HURILAWS Statement on World Day against the Death Penalty

October 10, 2018 is World Day against the Death Penalty. A day set aside every year to globally advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. The theme for this year is ‘Dignity for All; It aims at raising awareness on the inhuman living conditions of people sentenced to death; their physical and psychological sufferings which can in most cases amount to torture. Under Nigerian law a judge is required to sentence to ...
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2016 budget’ll meet aspirations of Nigerians – HURILAWS

Senior Legal Programme Officer, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), Mr Collins Okeke, yesterday, said the 2016 budget would meet the aspirations of Nigerians across all walks of life, if properly implemented.Okeke, who spoke at a media briefing in Lagos, on the topic, “Judicial Application of 2015 Election Laws in Nigeria,” pointed out that the 2016 budget was the most ambitious, following a reduction of over N17 billion.“This is actually the first time Nigeria ...
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Constitution restructuring’ll revive Nigeria’s economy — HURILAWS

Human Rights Law Service, HURILAWS, has said the crucial issues in the nation’s constitution that should be looked at to revive Nigeria’s economy, include restructuring of the political arrangement to strengthen the states and local governments through the devolution of more powers and funding.Programmes Officer of HURILAWS, Mr Collins Okeke, contended in Lagos that the major cause of the political and economic tension in in the country was because Nigerians were yet to ...
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