img Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum - #EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23
Welcome, Guest.
Did you miss your activation email?

Date: November 30, 2020, 09:50:26 PM

Contact
imgimgimg

#EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum

89 views

#EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 19, 2020, 09:49:20 PM
house-of-commons.jpg


Chinelo Obogo and Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

The UK Parliament will  hold a debate on individual sanctions against Nigerian government officials on November 23, Daily Sun has learnt.

In an email sent to one of the individuals (name withheld) who signed a petition asking the UK government to sanction those responsible for the killing of unarmed EndSARS protesters, the petitions team of the UK government and parliament said November 23 has been set aside for its parliament to debate the issue.

The email read: “Parliament is going to debate the petition you signed -’Implement sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials’. The debate is scheduled for 23 November, 2020. Once the debate has happened, we’ll email you a video and transcript.”

However, when contacted, a senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the ministry was yet to be notified about the development.

“We cannot comment on a matter yet to be brought to the attention of the government.”

Senior Advocate, Mr Femi Falana, has said there should be no hypocrisy in the United Kingdom Parliament’s decision to debate individual sanctions on government officials involved in the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos State.

Also reacting, former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Bola Akinterinwa, said the decision of the United Kingdom Parliament to debate on individual sanctions on government officials responsible for the killing of unarmed protesters in Lekki is a very welcome development.

He said at the level of the Federal Government, an impression is given that the military had not done anything wrong despite the many contradictions by the military as far as the Lekki incidence is concerned.

The debate on whether or not sanctions should be imposed on Nigerian government officials will depend on the conditions stipulated in  the UK Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, also known as the ‘Magnitsky’-style sanctions regime.

According to the UK government website, the sanctions regime  targets those who have been involved in some of the gravest human rights violations and abuses around the world.

The regulations put in place sanctions measures to deter and provide accountability for activities, which if carried out by or on behalf of a state within the territory of that state would amount to a serious violation by that state of an individual’s right to life, right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, right to be free from slavery, not to be held in servitude or required to perform forced or compulsory labour.

The UK government said so far, 49 individuals and organisations involved in some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years have been designated for sanctions under the powerful new regime.

The UK’s first wave of sanctions under this new regime targeted 25 Russian nationals involved in the mistreatment and death of auditor Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered widespread Russian corruption by a group of Russian tax and police officials; 20 Saudi nationals involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; two high-ranking Myanmar military generals involved in the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities, two organisations involved in the forced labour, torture and murder that takes place in North Korea’s gulags.

Source


Re: #EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 19, 2020, 10:02:13 PM
Quote
The debate on whether or not sanctions should be imposed on Nigerian government officials will depend on the conditions stipulated in  the UK Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, also known as the ‘Magnitsky’-style sanctions regime.

According to the UK government website, the sanctions regime  targets those who have been involved in some of the gravest human rights violations and abuses around the world.

The regulations put in place sanctions measures to deter and provide accountability for activities, which if carried out by or on behalf of a state within the territory of that state would amount to a serious violation by that state of an individual’s right to life, right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, right to be free from slavery, not to be held in servitude or required to perform forced or compulsory labour.


The UK government said so far, 49 individuals and organisations involved in some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years have been designated for sanctions under the powerful new regime.

Fair or not, the blame for Nigeria's current dysfunction has been firmly placed on the UK, and she has a moral (and even self-exonerating ) responsibility to bring the evil at the heart of Nigerian leaders' impunity to an end.

One way that the British can do this is to use her powerful influence on Nigeria, and the international community, to organize another "Lancaster Conference" on Nigeria which would enable the peoples of Nigeria to renegotiate the country to either remain one, or divided it into functional countries.

It is my personal opinion that the British are uniquely gifted in the art and science of building long lasting institutions and things starting from the Magna Carta to modern democratic system of government that has been copied and replicated all over the world.

That Nigeria continues to exist solely on the blood of her own peoples should offend every British person.

Nigeria can be changed into something the British can be proud of - a country that the British can cite as an example of her solid credentials as a force for good on this earth.

The British house can kick off that process.

Re: #EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 19, 2020, 10:05:45 PM
BTW this is confirming the vision I had about Nigeria last week and, in the fullness of time, I will share the detail of that vision in this political section of Nigerialog.com

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Reply

web site traffic statistics