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Derniers articles :
Firing of Anti-Corruption Czar Won’t Fix Agency - Human Rights Watch - 23 November 2011
Civil society groups condemn renewed threat to demolish Port Harcourt waterfront Communities - Social Action - 27 January 2010
Memorandum on the Petroleum Industry Bill 2009 Submitted to the House of Representatives - 28 juillet 2009
L’industrie pétrolière a apporté la pauvreté et la pollution au delta du Niger - Amnesty International - 30 juin 2009
Oil industry has brought poverty and pollution to Niger Delta - Amnesty International - 30 June 2009
NLC Supports Amnesty - Nigeria Labour Congress - NLC - 28 June 2009
Why We Are Resuming Rallies and Mass Protest - Nigeria Labour Congress - NLC - 14 June 2009
Abusers Reign at Midterm - Human Rights Watch - 7 June 2009
On-Going Protests By The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Civil Society Organisations - Trade Union Congress of Nigeria - TUC - 18 mai 2009
CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products - Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria (CDWRN) - 29 January 2009
La proposition d’interdiction des unions homosexuelles est une attaque contre les droits humains - Amnesty International - 28 janvier 2009
Arbitrary Killings by Security Forces in Jos - Human Rights Watch - 19 December 2008
Voir également :
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Afrique : insécurité, troubles politiques et conflits armés à l’origine de violations des droits syndicaux
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Africa: Insecurity, political unrest and armed conflict at the root of trade union rights violations
VIH - SIDA : Visite de M. François Fillon au Cameroun et au Nigeria
Habitat : Forced evictions reach crisis levels
Habitat : Les expulsions forcées atteignent un niveau critique
Environnement - lutte contre le changement climatique : Resolution of FoEI Conference on Climate Change
Habitat : A Joint Appeal to African Ministers on urban housing
Lutte contre l’impunité : Will This End Impunity In West Africa?
Multinationales - Pillage des ressources : Sao Tomé et Nigeria : Une enquête révèle un manque de transparence et des fautes graves dans la concession des blocs pétroliers
Multinationales - Pillage des ressources : São Tomé and Nigeria: Inquiry finds lack of transparency and serious flaws in oil licensing round
Habitat : Les expulsions forcées : un scandale en termes de droits humains
Habitat : Forced evictions are a human rights scandal
Afrique de l’Ouest : New african gas pipeline worries civil society
Droits Humains - Démocratie : Halte à la destabilisation des Institutions de l’Union Africaine et de la CEDEAO par le Président Olusegun Obansanjo
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Déclaration commune du Congrès du travail du Nigeria (NLC), de la Confédération des syndicats sud-africains (COSATU) et du Congrès des syndicats du Ghana (TUC)
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Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria (CDWRN) :
Remember Saro-Wiwa :
BAOBAB For Women’s Human Rights :
Nigeria Social Forum :
Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform :
Social Action :
Dernier(s) document(s) :
Beyond Amnesty: Citizens Report on State and Local Government Budgets in the Niger Delta, 2009 - Published for Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform by Social Action - 13 January 2010 (PDF - 3.1 Mb)
Leaving The Debt: Nigeria’s External Borrowing And The Call For Moratorium - Social Action Briefing - 20 October 2009 (PDF - 354.3 kb)
Flames of Hell: Gas flaring in the Niger Delta - By Social Action - 21 August 2009 (PDF - 4.6 Mb)
Nigeria: Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta - By Amnesty International - 30 June 2009 (PDF - 791.2 kb)
The Human Rights Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria - A report by Human Rights Watch - 31 January 2007 (PDF - 1 Mb)
Fuelling the Niger Delta Crisis - Africa Report by International Crisis Group - 28 September 2006 (PDF - 1.3 Mb)
The Shell Report: Continuing Abuses-10 Years After Ken Saro-Wiwa - by Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) - 8 November 2005 (PDF - 2.4 Mb)
Violence in Nigeria’s Oil Rich Rivers State in 2004 - A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper - February 2005 (PDF - 258.3 kb)
Nigeria’s proposed ban on same-sex partnerships an assault on human rights
28 January 2009
Amnesty International - http://www.amnesty.org
A bill now before the Nigerian National Assembly aims to outlaw marriages between individuals of the same sex – in a country where homosexuality is already criminalized. The bill would punish “the coming together of persons of the same sex with the purpose of leaving together as husband and wife or for other purposes of same sexual relationship” with up to three years’ imprisonment.
If passed, the bill would give licence to the authorities to raid public or private gatherings of any group of people they suspect to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The measure would also increase the risk of violence and other acts of discrimination against individuals who are suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
“It is simply unacceptable to single out one group of people to be deprived of the rights we all enjoy,” said Aster Van Kregten, Amnesty International’s Nigeria researcher. “Legalising discrimination is reprehensible in itself and can only promote acts of hatred.”
In addition to the measures against those thought to be in same-sex relationships, the bill would authorise sentences of up to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of N2,000 (US$14) for any person who "witnesses, abets and aids the solemnization of a same gender marriage."
These provisions would violate the rights to freedom from discrimination, freedom of private and family life, freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of association, guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution and by human rights treaties.
Citing these concerns, a statement issued by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Nigerian human rights non-governmental organisations urged Nigeria’s National Assembly not to enact the bill.
In 2006, the Federal Minister of Justice presented a similar bill which punished with a five-year prison term anyone involved in a same-sex marriage, or who aided or abetted such a marriage. The draft bill also prohibited the registration of ”Gay Clubs, Societies and organizations”. However, it was not passed before a change of government in 2007.
In fact, under Nigeria’s criminal code and penal code, consensual same sex conduct between adults is already punishable by a sentence of fourteen years’ imprisonment for "carnal knowledge against the order of nature." The use of such laws to imprison individuals for consensual same-sex relations in private is a violation of human rights, and Amnesty International considers any person so imprisoned a prisoner of conscience.
Amnesty International has expressed in the past concerns about human rights abuses against individuals on the basis of their actual or imputed consensual sexual behaviour with people of the same sex.
In August 2007, for example, police in Bauchi state arrested 18 men suspected of same-sex relations, charging them with belonging to an unlawful society, committing indecent acts, and engaging in criminal conspiracy. In 2008, several men and women were also arrested and detained on charges of engaging in consensual same-sex relations.
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