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NOPRIN To Organise Public Hearing For Cases Of Corruption And Human Rights Abuses

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Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Trust Africa will be organising a Public Tribunal (Hearing) on cases of Police Corruption and Human Rights Abuse in the South of Nigeria.

According to a notice it made available to THE AGENDA ONLINE NEWSPAPER, cases to be admitted and listed for hearing must fall within the categories of unlawful detention, brutality and torture; extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance, sexual abuse and other gender based violations.

The Public Hearing will be held at the Bar Centre of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri, Imo State on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and will be presided over by a Panel of eminent Nigerians who will hear testimonies from victims of police abuse, corruption and misconduct.

“The panel will give verdicts and make recommendations including identifying the victims, the abuses suffered, the perpetrators, remedies for victims and sanctions for perpetrators, as well as identify the institutions or agencies of government that should be responsible for taking necessary actions that will lead to justice.

“The Panel may make further recommendations as it may deem necessary to ensure justice and prevent the reoccurrence of police abuse and misconduct.

“As such, victims, relatives of victims, legal or other representatives of victims or witnesses of any abuse within the above listed categories who are interested in being invited to testify should indicate by sending a full report of their experience or the case they want to testify about to noprin@noprin.org copying Okechukwu@noprin.org (08064974531) latest by the 15th of April 2019”.

The notice added that, “Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) is a network of 51 civil society organizations spread across Nigeria, and committed to promoting law enforcement accountability, transparent and responsible policing and respect for human rights.

“It was established in 2000 to provide opportunity for civil society involvement in police reform, and the enhancement of safety, security and justice.

“Trust Africa seeks to strengthen African initiatives that address the most difficult challenges confronting the continent.

“TrustAfrica works principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors.

“As a catalyst and convener, we are committed to generating and testing new ideas. We also strive to practice good governance and promote it among our grantees”.

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