Amnesty International releases a new report on Nigeria, “Killing at Will: Extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings”. The report documents specific cases of police use of excessive force during arrest, accounts of extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and unlawful killings occurring in police stations.
Philip Alston, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, has voiced concern over the use of unmanned drones by the U.S. to target militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The independent human rights expert said such a practice will be regarded as a breach of international law unless Washington can demonstrate that the appropriate precautions and accountability mechanisms are in place. Read more