Nigerian High Court Rules Against Forced Evictions in Mpape Settlement

Last November, in violation of international law, Nigerian authorities carried out forced evictions on coastal “slumlands” in Lagos – resulting in +30,000 refugees. 3 months later now, after Nigerian authorities have threatened to carry out more evictions in Mpape, courts in Nigeria have stepped forward to prevent their Government from carrying out this action – ruling all such activity “illegal.” 100,000’s of thousands of people would have become displaced without the courts intervention.

Colombia’s Congress Passes New Ratification To Begin Implementation of October Peace Agreement

On December 1, 2016, Congress ratified a revised version of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after the original deal was rejected by a referendum on 2 October. The ratification paves the way for the FARC to begin to demobilize and disarm in a process to be implemented over six months.

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