Nigeria: Human rights situation

06-05-2015

Nigeria is plagued by numerous and pervasive human rights problems. It is Africa’s largest democracy and its constitution guarantees human rights, but enforcement in practice is still largely deficient in many areas. Many human rights violations have occurred in the context of violent conflict, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.

Nigeria is plagued by numerous and pervasive human rights problems. It is Africa’s largest democracy and its constitution guarantees human rights, but enforcement in practice is still largely deficient in many areas. Many human rights violations have occurred in the context of violent conflict, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.