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Baroness Cox holding government to account on Nigeria in October / November 2020

Here is a short summary of Baroness Cox work on holding government to account on Nigeria in October / November. Members of the House of Lords scrutinise the work of the government during question time and debates in the chamber, where government ministers must respond. 

Here are the links to the recent written questions by Lady Cox on Nigeria over the past month, just click on the links below to read more.

15 October 2020:  To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union letter to the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor published in July calling on the International Criminal Court to act against the “pernicious genocide” in northern Nigeria. Read the answer here.

19 October 2020: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Nigerian House of Representatives on 4 July 2018 declaring killings in predominantly Christian villages in Plateau State to be a genocide and calling on the federal government of Nigeria to establish orphanages in areas affected by violence. Read the answer here.

Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Plateau State, Nigeria; and what (1) financial, and (2) technical, assistance they intend to provide (a) to strengthen the rule of law, and (b) to protect freedom of religion or belief, in that region. (Asked 19 October 2020) Read the answer here.

Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty's Government on 19th October 2020, what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to encourage the investigation of the number of Christians killed in that country since 2001. Read the answer here.

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