UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights

UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights 1

Suspension of Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari violates global human rights standards, UN expert says. Article originally published by Aljazeera. Link: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/suspension-nigeria-top-judge-breaches-human-rights-190211101744619.html The suspension of Nigeria’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, a United Nations expert has said. “International human rights standards provide that judges may be dismissed only on serious grounds of misconduct or incompetence,” said Diego Garcia-Sayan, the UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, on Monday. “Any decision to suspend or remove a…

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Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura

Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura 3

 Burundi’s government has reportedly asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to close its office in the country within two months, according to foreign ministry and UN sources. Embattled Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza A senior official of the country’s foreign ministry told AFP news agency that a notice was on Wednesday given to the UN Resident Coordinator in Burundi, Garry Conille, for transmission in Geneva to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. “All international staff must be redeployed immediately, and the Office has two months to pack its bags…

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