//SERAP calls for establishment of special court to handle human right cases

SERAP calls for establishment of special court to handle human right cases

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the establishment of a special human rights court to be vested with the mandate of ensuring strict adherence to fundamental rights in Nigeria.
SERAP stated this at the launch of its latest report on media attacks in Nigeria in Lagos.

The civil society organisation said the court would step in when there is a breach of, or a likely breach of the fundamental rights of the people, which includes the right to freedom of expression as provided in the Constitution.

The group also asked the federal government to make a public condemnation of all media attacks and issue clear public statements to government and security agencies prohibiting attacks on the media.

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