Nigeria: Violence, Insecurity and Protection of the Population – Report to the UPR 45th session

On 18 July 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Open Doors International, and Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship (NEF) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nigeria scheduled for January 2024 during the UPR 45th session. Our joint submission reported on the situation of human security and freedom of religion in Nigeria, addressing violations to the right to life stemming from widespread violence and killings by armed non-state actors and insecurity, as well as the impact of blasphemy laws in several Nigerian states on the right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of expression.