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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading AWE more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale and frequency of human rights violations by Nigeria’s security forces in their actions against Boko Haram. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL453 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>There are credible reports that human rights violations have been committed by Nigerian security forces during its operations against Boko Haram. We welcome President Buhari’s commitment to overhaul the Nigerian armed force’s rules of engagement, to investigate credible allegations of human rights violations and to take appropriate action. We understand that there are a number of investigations currently underway. It is important that these investigations are comprehensive and credible, and we are monitoring these closely.</p><p> </p><p>We regularly stress to the Nigerian authorities the importance of protecting civilians in conflict and detention, and that, whilst we support their fight against terrorism, this fight should be in full compliance with human rights standards and international law. Any member of the Nigerian security forces found to have been involved in human rights violations must be held accountable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL454 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this