United Kingdom parliament will today debate a petition seeking sanctions against the Nigerian government and Police Force over alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protests.
As contained on the website of the UK parliament, the debate would be led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
Part of the process by the parliament is that any petition signed by over 100,000 individuals will be considered for discussion.
Looking at the debate titled ‘E-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanction’s regime’, the UK Parliament referenced the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, as one of its press articles.
“Parliament will debate this petition on November 23, 2020. You will be able to watch online on the UK Parliament YouTube channel.
“On July 6, the British government established the Global Human Rights sanctions regime by laying regulations in Parliament under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.
“This sanctions regime will give the UK a powerful new tool to hold to account those involved in serious human rights violations or abuses. Sanction’s regime is not intended to target individual countries. It will allow for sanctions to be imposed on individuals and entities involved in serious human rights violations or abuses around the world,” the parliament said.
The petition was created by one Silas Ojo and seeks to generate 100,000 signatures.