#EndSARS: The need for police reform and justice for victims of police brutality in Nigeria
In conversation with Victoria Ibezim- Ohaeri
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, condemns police brutality and human rights violations in Nigeria. These violations are in response to demonstrations by Nigerians expressing concerns about gross human rights violations by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), particularly by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a tactical unit within the NPF designed to tackle incidents of armed robbery in Nigeria.
In this week’s episode we speak to Ms Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, founder and Director of Research and Policy at Spaces for Change (S4C). S4C is a non-profit organisation based in Nigeria and conducts cutting-edge research and advocacy focusing on strategic sectors such as urban governance, gender inclusion, energy policy and defending the civic space. In this conversation, she walks us through the recent tensions in the country and analyses these tensions in light of the wider implications on the civic participation in Nigeria. Ms Ibezim- Ohaeri is an SXSW 2013 honouree, a 2016 Desmond Tutu Fellow and a 2015 alumna of Harvard University. In her 15 years of practising law and conducting social and economic rights research and advocacy, she has traversed four continents: Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Here she led research investigations, documenting and exposing human rights violations, formulating and analysing social and economic policy at national, regional and international levels.
This conversation was recorded on 24 October 2020.
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