Niger: Discussion on Draft Law Protecting Human Rights Defenders.

On 11 and 12 July 2019, a meeting was held between members of the Nigerien government, international human rights bodies and civil society actors. In this meeting, a draft law for the protection of human rights defenders was reviewed and amendments were provided. During this meeting, the representative of the Ministry of Justice announced a strong determination of the Nigerien government to implement this law, stating that “The Government stands ready to carry this process through to the end”.

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