LAWYERS ALERT AND PARTNERS SEEK TO STRENGTHEN LAWS ON THE VULNERABLE POPULATION THROUGH THE ONGOING CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW

Lawyers Alert, a human rights organization has been working on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and other vulnerable populations over the years. Findings and Statistics from surveys and our online SRHR monitoring tool have revealed how states have been reluctant to domesticate and enforce progressive SRHR laws passed by the National assembly.

 

RE: KILLINGS AT THE ABABGENA INTERNAL DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP

Lawyers Alert condemns in the strongest terms the attack by gunmen believed to be Herdsmen on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp situated in Abagena Community in Benue State. The attack which led to the death of 7 persons and several others wounded is said to have happened on the 27th day of April 2021.

NIGERIA #ENDSARS PROTESTS AND THE AFTERMATH

Position of Lawyers Alert

Lawyers Alert condemns in the strongest terms the use of live ammunition on protesters who were only armed with national flags and the national anthem and the consequent loss of lives of innocent and defenceless Nigerians in their prime. No lawful and democratic society condones extrajudicial killings in any form. Every person has a right to live and such a right cannot be taken away by anyone except in accordance with the law.

WELCOME BAR PEACE ADEBOLA OKESHOLA

Lawyers Alert is happy to announce that Peace Adebola Okeshola, a Human Rights Lawyer has joined Lawyers Alert as our Legal Officer. Lawyers Alert cannot be more pleased of having Peace join us.

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

Following the resolution 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

LAWYERS ALERT DATA ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PETTY OFFENSES

Following the resolution 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

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

Lawyers Alert is happy to announce that Peace Adebola Okeshola, a Human Rights Lawyer and strong Advocate of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) has joined Lawyers Alert as our Legal / Reproductive Rights Officer. Lawyers Alert cannot be more pleased of having Victor join us.


Victor read Law at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, and was called to Bar in 2008 upon his successful graduation at the Nigeria Law School. Victor will lead Lawyers Alert minority rights program and will work from our Head office in Makurdi.


From all of us at Lawyers Alert this is welcoming Victor to the family.

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.

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.

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

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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 motorcycles. 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.