HUMAN RIGHTS
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NIGERIA

TESTING DEMOCRACY:
Political Violence in Nigeria

April 2003
Vol. 15, No. 9 (A)

(Section II Political Violence can be viewed on the OilWeb CD-ROM.
All other sections require an internet connection, or can be read from the Printer-friendly Version [PDF])

I. Introduction and Summary of Report

II. Political Violence

III. Politics as a Cause of Inter-religious and Inter-ethnic Violence

IV. Political Assassinations

V. Impunity and the Role of Police

VI. General Election Preparations

VII. Role of Political Parties in Preventing Political Violence

VIII. Role of the International Community in Supporting Peaceful Elections

IX. Recommendations

Acknowledgments