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COVID-19: DECONGESTION OF NIGERIAN PRISONS LAWYERS ALERT TO ESTABLISH IMPLEMENTATION MONITORING TEAMS

Following the resolve of the Federal Government of Nigeria to decongest Correctional Centres in the face of the COVD-19 pandemic, Lawyers Alert will alongside like-minded CSOs, engage the Presidential Committee for the Decongestion of the Correctional Centers, Federal and State Attorneys General, including Chief Judges and State Governors in ensuring the prompt implementation of this policy.
Prisoners to benefit from this decision according to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, <<Read more>>

 
 
 
 

LAWYERS ALERT DATA ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PETTY OFFENSES

Lawyers Alert is pleased to release probably the first ever Petty Offences are basically those offences that were created by colonial masters in attempt to have a strong hold on people and right to self-expression and determination. Petty offenses offend human rights particularly rights to movement, expression, liberty, and dignity of person. Petty Offences often times have no victims, for example, wandering/loitering, rogue/vagabond, hawking etc. <<Read more>>

 
 
 
 

LAWYERS ALERT SUES THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL/MINISTER FOR JUSTICE OVER NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF HIV WORKPLACE POLICY BY EMPLOYERS IN NIGERIA

The HIV and AIDS (anti-discrimination) Act was enacted in 2014. It discourages discrimination against persons living with HIV and AIDS, in particularly at the workplace. <<Read more>>
 
 
 
 

WELCOME BAR VICTOR EBOH

Lawyers Alert is happy to announce that Victor Eboh, a Human Rights Lawyer and strong Advocate of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) has joined Lawyers Alert as our Legal / Reproductive Rights Officer. <<Read more>>
 
 
 
 

DISCLAIMER

We wish to inform the general public that Mr. Hwande Richard esq. no longer works with Lawyers Alert. While we thank him for his contributions to Lawyers Alert within the time of his stay, <<Read more>>
 
 
 
 

NIGERIA INDUSTRIAL COURT PASSES JUDGEMENT AGAINST THE PRACTICE OF UNINFORMED TESTING OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMINATION ON GROUNDS OF HIV.

Mr. X. was employed as a Guard and posted to the U.S Embassy. His employment was terminated after he was made to undergo uninformed testing by his employees. He was referred to Lawyers Alert by the Network of Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) for Legal Assistance. <<Read more>>
 
 
 
 

LAWYERS ALERT PRESS RELEASE. BENUE KILLINGS: BEYOND THE CONDEMNATIONS; MATTERS ARISING

Billows of smoke, lifeless bodies, charred cars and deserted streets best describe the scenarios in Buruku, Ukum, and, to a lesser degree, Kwande Local Government Areas recently attacked in Benue State of North Central Nigeria. For some time now, the people of Benue have been under heavy attacks from different fronts ranging from militia herdsmen, marauding gunmen and other sources in between. An estimated 200 lives have been lost with many more maimed or wounded. This situation has left the people, especially Women and Children, as the main victims of these unfortunate attacks <<Read more>>
 
 
 
  BENUE: TROUBLING SIGNS AND NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

In March 2017, the local government areas of Buruku and Ukum in Benue state were attacked by hundreds of well-armed and well-coordinated gunmen arriving in vehicles and motor cycles. Each attack took the people of the area and security agents totally unawares and scores of lives, mostly those of women and children were needlessly lost.  Speculations about the attacks range from suggestions that the killings were the aftermath of aggrieved herdsmen to intra-ethnic bickering to external attacks from a neighboring state.
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