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Human Rights Violations in Nigeria
This paper discusses the human rights abuses in Nigeria.
# 112487 | 4,760 words | 48 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses human rights violations in Nigerias, noting such violations as the execution of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the active participation of the Dutch Shell Oil Company in influencing the Nigerian government to act illegally and in violation of human rights. The paper specifically describes how the dynamics between Shell, Nigerian governmental officials, the environment, and the people work to keep Nigeria on Amnesty International's list of countries that engage in consistent and persistent practices of human rights violations. The paper also discusses the work of NGO's to halt these violations.

Table of Contents:
The Story of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Shell Oil in Nigeria
Human Rights Violations in Nigeria
Non-Governmental Organizations

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrams, Elliott. "The Media and Human Rights." World and I Dec. 2001: 290. Questia. 18 May 2008 <>.
  • Adio, Waziri. "Nigeria." The Nation 14 Apr. 2003: 20. Questia. 18 May 2008 <>.
  • Agbu, Osita. Ethnic Militias and the Threat to Democracy in Post-Transition Nigeria. Uppsala: Nordic African Institute, 2004. Questia. 18 May 2008 <>.
  • Ambrose, Brendalyn P. Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights in Africa: Problems and Prospects. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1995. Questia. 18 May 2008 <>.
  • Amnesty International USA, found online at:, 2008, retrieved 17 May 2008.

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