Human rights day celebrations, December 10

Eager to take part in the promotion of human rights, France collaborated in several events held in Abuja from the 1st to the10th of December 2016.

In collaboration with the High Commission of Canada, the Embassy of Switzerland and the National Human Rights Commission, the French Embassy organized a Human rights forum on access to justice which took place on Monday 5th of December.

In presence of Mr. Denys Gauer, Ambassador of France in Nigeria, Nigerian authorities, members of the international community and of civil society, legal experts discussed several issues and, notably, the Criminal Justice Act, promulgated in 2015. This text, which aims at modernizing judicial proceedings in the States of the Federation and to enhance individual freedom and the rights of detainees, suffers some setbacks in its setup.

As highlighted by the French Ambassador, the efforts undertook by Nigeria are huge but must be reinforced and sustained. Through this kind of event, France pledges its relentless support to enhance the rule of law and optimized governance.

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The Ambassador of France, Denys Gauer
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From left to right :
-  Prof. Muhammed Tabiu : Professor of Law at the University of Kano and co-president of the Federal justice Reform Coordination Committee
-  High Comissioner of the Canadian Embassy, Christopher THORNLEY
-  Madam Kemi OKENYODO, lawyer and director of the Partner West-Africa-Nigeria
-  Chino OBIAGWU, Director of Legal Defense & Assistance Project and member of Nigerian Bar Association
-  The Ambassador of France, Denys Gauer
-  The Ambassador of Switzerland, Eric MAYORAZ

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