Nigeria will defend its rights record before UN Council today.

Nigeria will defend its human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council, which meets today (Tuesday) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The UN Human Rights Council is the United Nations’ main intergovernmental body in charge of human rights. The General Assembly established the Council in 2006 with the goal of improving global human rights promotion and protection.

The Council, which is made up of 47 member nations, serves as a multilateral platform for discussing human rights breaches and country-specific issues. It responds to human rights emergencies and makes recommendations on how to improve their implementation on the ground.

It was learned that some of the complaints against Nigeria before the Council include concerns about the conduct of security agencies not only in dealing with crimes but also the insurgency in some parts of Northern Nigeria, the status of women in Nigeria, especially as it relates to women in elective and appointive positions, the independence of anti-corruption agencies, challenges with criminal justice reform, including prison congestion and the large number of people who are

Lateef Fagbemi, the Federation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, the Federation’s Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, and Olawale Fapohunda SAN, the former Attorney General of Ekiti State, are in charge of the Nigerian delegation.

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