Economic and social rights
Public interest litigation (general)
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In the process of challenging the Nigerian government’s human rights abuses and complicity in environmental destruction in the Niger Delta, a diverse group of communities came together to exercise their voice and hold the government accountable before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.
The case succeeded on putting the governments abuses on record, upholding the rights of affected communities, and forcing the government to cease its unlawful conduct, start investigations into abuses and undertake an environmental clean-up in the region.
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