Campaigns and Partnerships

 

Housing Rights and Community Defense

 

NIGERIA: 'JUST MOVE THEM': FORCED EVICTIONS IN PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, thousands of people have been forcibly evicted from their homes in the city's waterfronts and adjoining districts as state authorities push through large-scale redevelopment plans. This short report documents the failures by the government of Rivers State to put in place legal protections and other safeguards against forced eviction for all affected communities, such as adequate prior consultation and notice on evictions, adequate alternative accommodation and compensation, and effective remedies. The report also highlights the excessive use of force employed by Nigerian security forces.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR44/017/2010

 

CAMPAIGNS AGAINST EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PORT HARCOURT

REPORT OF FACT-FINDING MISSION TO PORT HARCOURT CITY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
12-16 MARCH 2009

UN-HABITAT with Ministry of Works, Housing and Urban Development of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), Women Environment Programme (WEP)

www.unhabitat.org/downloads/docs/10010_1_593998.pdf

 

NIGERIA: TWO YEARS AFTER NJEMANZE COMMUNITY WAS DEMOLISHED

Nigerians Need a Housing Policy that respects basic human rights

Date Published: 26 August 2011

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR44/020/2011/en

 

AWARENESS BUILDING AND SENSITIZATION

Audiovisual content Editing, production and distritribution.

Film festivals.

Human Rights Drama presentations.

Roadshow delivery.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY LOCAL MONITORING PROJECT

The Niger Delta is the hub of oil and gas production in Nigeria and the region has been ranked as one of the most vulnerable to oil spill in the world. Synergy of weak governance and industry disregard for regulatory frameworks complicates the danger of oil pollution in the delta, with far-reaching impact on local community livelihoods. The inseparable relationship between petroleum industry activities and the unprecedented poverty in the Niger Delta is well documented by Amnesty International (AI) in her 2009 report ‘‘Nigeria: petroleum, pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta‘’, and very recently in Amnesty International and CEHRD 2011 report ‘‘The true ‘tragedy’ delays and failures of tackling oil spills in the Niger Delta‘’.

Since the 1990s there had been organized protests against the lack of best practice in the Nigeria petroleum industry, starting with the Ogoni struggle led by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa. The stark environmental degradation of Ogoniland was recently confirmed through the systematic 2-year study of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), culminating in the recent UNEP report on Ogoniland. The UNEP report gives immediate and long-term recommendations to key stakeholders. However, the responds of government and the polluter of Ogoniland, Shell, has been unspeakably poor and slow.

The Local Monitoring Project provides the bridge needed to quantitatively and qualitatively monitor government and Shell implementations of the recommendations in the UNEP report of 2011 in a systematic and traceable manner that will strengthen civil society advocacy on the subject matter and provide a basis for transparency and accountability in the region.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Our partners are not limited to  

  • Amnesty International.
  • Sustainability International
  • Prince Claus Funds
  • Movies that Matters
  • Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform
  • Stakeholders Democracy Network 
  • Environmental Rights Action
  • Health of Mother Earth Foundation 
  • Internews
  • Social Integrated Development Centre
  • Centre for Environment, Human rights and Development 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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