Saturday, January 28, 2012

Police Reform Must End Human Rights Violations, says Amnesty .

28 January 2012

THE committee established by President Goodluck Jonathan to reorganize the police has been advised to give priority to ending human rights violations in order to break the cycle of violence that is engulfing the country.

Amnesty International’s Africa Programme Director, Erwin van der Borght, who gave the advice yesterday pointed out that effective police reform must be aimed at ending legacy of human rights violations by the police in Nigeria.

“The government’s initiative to make the police force a more capable and credible organization is very welcome but in order to re-establish public confidence in the force, it is imperative that the reform process tackles impunity and corruption,” said Borght.

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