December 16, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemned the "savage extremism" of Taliban insurgents who killed at least 130 people, most of them children, at a school in Pakistan on Tuesday. This attack, described by Zeid as "an utterly despicable and incomprehensibly vicious attack ...[read more]
October 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Militant group Boko Haram has forced kidnapped women and girls to marry their captors and begun using them for military tactical purposes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. HRW interviewed 30 individuals who were abducted by the group between April 2013 and April 2014 and 16 others who saw ...[read more]
August 6, 2014
by Ann Schober
Amnesty International (AI) announced Monday that it has obtained video footage, images and testimonies showing evidence of "gruesome" war crimes committed by Nigerian Military personnel. The alleged atrocities are occurring in northeastern Nigeria and are the result of a protracted conflict ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday criticized the militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and announced plans to sell them and "marry them off." Spokesperson ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Addison Morris
Extremists and security forces are committing war crimes in northeastern Nigeria's Islamic uprising, resulting in at least 1,500 deaths this year alone, according to a report published Friday by Amnesty International (AI). This number equals the total death count recorded between 2010 and June ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the Nigerian government to investigate the deaths of hundreds of people detained by the country's military Joint Task Force (JTF). Evidence gathered by AI reveals that more than 950 people have died in military custody this year, with most deaths occurring in ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Nigerian Socio-Economic and Rights Accountability Project announced Sunday that it has filed a petition with the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging it to investigate school attacks resulting in the deaths of teachers and students in northeast Nigeria as crimes against humanity. The ...[read more]
August 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has reason to believe that, based upon the findings of a preliminary investigation, crimes against humanity have been committed in Nigeria by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. In a report issued Monday, Chief Prosecutor ...[read more]
November 26, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has accused a group of Islamist radicals of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria. According to the OTP's 2012 Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Boko Haram ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Nigerian government security forces and Islamist militant group Boko Haram have likely both committed crimes against humanity in the conflict between the two groups which began in 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. The report states that Boko Haram attacks have killed more than ...[read more]

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