Citizen Commons International marked International Human Rights Day with an event @Impact Cove.
The event featured a conversation about the roles of Civil Society Organizations, government offices and private individuals in the fight to end Police Brutality as a human rights violation issue.
The Conversation was moderated by Roseline Okoro, with Amb. Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu, DG International Law, Diplomacy & Economy Research Center, Gerald Kachi Okoro, Publicity secretary Committee for Defence of Human Rights. CDHR, Chisom Ihekwaba, National Coordinator, Human Rights Agenda Network, HRAN on the panel.
The conversation established the prevalence of police brutality and inhuman treatment on the youths in Nigeria. Although different organizations have carried out awareness and training for the police, there is a need to reform the Nigerian police beyond just a change of name.