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Experts Converge On Abuja, Seek Framework For Transitional Justice In North-East Nigeria

By Dahiru Ibrahim Biso

A group of Senior Legal Academics, Solicitor Generals, permanent Secretaries and Personalities from other related fields have converged on Abuja to develop a suitable framework for a successful Transitional Justice Programme in North East Nigeria.

The meeting is one of the activities under a project titled, “Promoting Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Our Correspondent reports that the project is being implemented by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in partnership with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) supported by European Union (EU).

Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu(SAN), said the Commission is pleased to host the highest level of experts as far as justice machinery in the three states is concerned.

“It is highly imperative to design a framework that will best suit the communities ravaged by insurgency. The framework should be in conformity with the values, beliefs, culture and tradition of the people that will make it easy for the community to adapt,” he said.


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