Past event

Witness to Justice: An Insider's Account of Nigeria's Truth Commission

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project

Participants

Father Matthew Kukah, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kaduna and a Parish Priest at St Andrew' s Catholic Church
Chair: Judy Oder, Lawyer, Interights

Overview

At this event, using issues of human rights violations as a backdrop, Father Kukah will examine the various implications of military rule and the culture of impunity that emerged over a thirty-year period in Nigeria.

In 1999 President Obasanjo appointed Father Kukah to 'The Judicial Commission for the Investigation of Human Rights Violations'. This truth commission was established to investigate the causes, nature, and extent of human rights violations in Nigeria since 1966, determine the role of the state in the violations, and to recommend means to pursue justice and prevent future abuses.

This event will launch Father Kukah's book, Witness to Justice: An Insider's Account of Nigeria's Truth Commision.

For more information please contact Tighisti Amare.