Int’l day of the victims of enforced disappearances: CSO calls for investigation | Dailytrust

Int’l day of the victims of enforced disappearances: CSO calls for investigation

Access to Justice, a non-profit making organization, has called upon the federal government to ensure that all cases of enforced disappearance are thoroughly investigated and justice served the victims.

Access to Justice, convener, Joseph Otteh and ‘Deji Ajare, project director respectively in a joint statement Monday also demanded justice for victims of enforced disappearance.

The United Nations (UN) celebrates 30th August every year as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

The duo called upon law enforcement and security agencies to respect the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance, which Nigeria is a party to, as well as the provisions contained in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and the Police Act.

The convention, according to them, prohibits the act, adding that this has not stopped governments and other political actors who continue to use it.

“The most at-risk persons are human rights defenders, political opposition, lawyers and witnesses,” they said.

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