On Nigeria’s Human Right Status
“BASICALLY, I think the political situation in the country would give you the human rights profile of the country. for any state to be able to provide the enabling environment for citizens to enjoy their fundamental human rights, the state should be able to muster the capacity to do so. Unfortunately we lost that capacity.
In the world government index of 2010, 2011-2013, where countries are rated on the basis of 6 indicators, among the indicators are the consideration of people have the voice to express themselves, accountability and then state capacity to provide regulatory machineries and the rule of law, political stability as well. When you consider these, Boko Haram, in security, privatization, when the entire national wealth of the citizenry are passed on to private individuals, then we understand the status of human rights in Nigeria.
Based on the Anti-Money Laundering Index 2012, 2013 and 2014, Nigeria was rated as a highly risky country; it indicate that Nigeria is very vulnerable to money laundry.
“In the 19th Century the International Community, came together to declare slavery an affront to our common humanity. Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery, including forced labour. Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity,” says the UN.
The International day for the Abolition of slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the general assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the suppressions of the Traffic In persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others (resolution 317 Civ) of 2 December 1949).
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
Today 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. the International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent artists, athletes and advocates in its new campaign to end slavery now.
In 2007 the UN marked the 200th Anniversary of Abolition of the Trans Atlantic slave. Trade on 25 March. In 2008 the International Day of Remembrance of the victims of slavery and Trans Atlantic Slave Trade became an annual observance.

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