Tag Archives: Human Rights

International Criminal Court To Investigate Nigeria Over “Crimes Against Humanity”

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a preliminary determination to investigate Nigerian security forces over allegations of “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes”. The ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Friday released a statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria. The beginning of the statement read: Today, I announce…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Commences Prosecution For Police Officers Involved In Human Rights Abuse

The Lagos state government has released the list of ongoing prosecution of police officers for offences related to the violation of human rights. The Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, in a report released by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday, listed the names of 20 police officers involved in cases ranging from alleged manslaughter…

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Brunei Reveals Plan To Punish Gay Sex And Adultery With Death By Stoning

A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei. Beginning on April 3, any individuals found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death. The punishment will be “witnessed by a group of Muslims.” The country’s strict new…

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Receive Vanguard Award For LGBTQ Advocacy At The 2019 GLAAD Awards

Beyoncé and Jay-Z enjoyed a night at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, where they accepted the Vanguard Award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. The pair were introduced by a series of presenters, including trans director Janet Mock, stylist Ty Hunter and actress, writer and producer Lena Waithe. Each of the three spoke independently about…

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