Universal Periodic Review (UPR) pre-session for Nigeria

The Lutheran Church in Nigeria members, including LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, and civil society organisations at a joint workshop in Nigeria about the Universal Periodic Review – UPR mechanism. Photo: LWF/ LCCN/ Felix Samari
The Lutheran Church in Nigeria members, including LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, and civil society organisations at a joint workshop in Nigeria about the Universal Periodic Review – UPR mechanism. Photo: LWF/ LCCN/ Felix Samari

Details

A delegation from The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and partner civil society organizations working on human rights and peacebuilding will participate in the pre-session of the UPR for Nigeria. During the pre-session the delegation will be meeting with different Diplomatic Missions in Geneva to advocate for redress of issues related to violent attacks against farmers by nomadic Fulani herdsmen in Numan Federation in Nigeria.

The delegation will lobby Missions to make recommendations to the Government of Nigeria on how to end the conflict, ensure justice, accountability and reparations for lives lost and properties damaged, and how to protect the rights of the indigenous communities in this region to life, peace and security, and the rights of the child.

These issues and their recommendations are documented in a report which the civil society coalition for the UPR has submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

 

Language: English

Department: Department for Theology and Public Witness

Invitation Only
Begins
12:00 AM GMT+01:00
09 October 2018
Ends
12:00 AM GMT+01:00
12 October 2018

United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)

Palais des Nations
Genève 1211
Switzerland

Themes

Nigeria
UPR
church
conflict
Violence
peace and justice

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