Eyes on Nigeria: Interactive Evidence Through Remote Sensing and Mapping Technology

Amnesty International, March 2011

As Nigeria prepares for upcoming elections in April 2011, the lack of adequate protection of human rights remains an issue. From pollution as a result of extractive industry activity in the Niger Delta, to forced evictions in Port Harcourt and Lagos, and with communal violence and armed conflict across the country, documenting the human rights concerns in Nigeria is a challenging endeavor. These pressing issues, coupled with widespread police abuses and a penal system that sends scores of people a year-including children-to death offer no shortage of challenges to human rights protection in Nigeria. By using satellite imagery and other remote sensing technology, mapping techniques, and incorporating eyewitness testimonies, photos and videos, the “Interactive Evidence” section of this site is intended to bring concerned people across the world closer to the daily threat rights holders in Nigeria face.  …

For full text of the article, visit Amnesty International’s Website: Eyes on Nigeria.

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