Nigeria| New Amnesty report on extrajudicial executions in Nigeria

posted on 12.10.2009 by

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.

U.N. Rights Expert on Use of Unmanned Drones by U.S.

posted on 10.29.2009 by Lisa

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