BALANCING SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN COUNTER-TERRORISM AND COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA
By Benedict Okechukwu Agu
(Director, Monitoring Dept., NHRC, Nigeria. Senior Research Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Jurisprudentially, security and human rights protection has been a global concern. The history of security is as old as mankind. This can be traced back to the human instinct of securing and the will to protect what belongs to them. It is not in question that Nigeria has been experiencing serious insurgencies and counter-terrorism that has claimed lives and properties in almost every part of the country. This paper intends to examine balancing security and human rights protection in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria by adopting the doctrinal methodological approach in which the articles, journals, legislations, treaties and conventions as well as international, regional and national decided cases. As it will be rightly noted that securing lives and properties in Nigeria is non-negotiable and lastly the researcher also intends to make conclusion and recommendations to the issue of security in Nigeria.
Security, Human Rights, Nigeria, Counter-Terrorism and counter-insurgency.
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