Eyes on Nigeria: Slum Stories from Nigeria

March 18, 2011

Eyes on Nigeria: Slum Stories from Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares for upcoming elections in April 2011, the lack of adequate protection of human rights remains an issue. From pollution as a result of extractive industry activity in the Niger Delta, to forced evictions in Port Harcourt and Lagos, and with communal violence and armed conflict across the country, documenting the human rights concerns in Nigeria is a challenging endeavor. These pressing issues, coupled with widespread police abuses and a penal system that sends scores of people a year-including children-to death offer no shortage of challenges to human rights protection in Nigeria.

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