1989

Nigeria: National Commission for Refugees Act 1989

Published: 29/Dec/1989

The National Commission for Refugees Act governs the entry, treatment and rights of refugees whilst in Nigeria. Part I of the Act defines who may be deemed a refugee and under what circumstances they will be able to remain in…

Mauritania’s campaign of terror: State-sponsored repression of black Africans

Published: 1/Jan/1989
Source: Human Rights Watch

Long before “ethnic cleansing” entered popular parlance, its effects were painfully apparent in Mauritania. Since 1989, tens of thousands of black Mauritanians have been forcibly expelled, and hundreds more have been tortured or killed; an undeclared military occupation of the…