The particular counsel to the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor has warned the Nigerian authorities in regards to the penalties of disobeying a United Nations (UN) order for his consumer’s launch.
The lawyer in an announcement made obtainable to Naija Information on Thursday mentioned Nigeria is sure to obey the UN order for the IPOB chief to be launched.
He argued that if the Nigerian authorities fails to obey inside six months as stipulated by the UN, a diplomatic row might be triggered which will certainly be towards the nation.
It will likely be recalled that the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention a few week in the past, ordered the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The UN indicted Nigeria and Kenya Governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture, and continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu with out due course of.
The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention additionally requested the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities to pay him sufficient compensation for the arbitrary violation of his elementary human rights.
Why Nigeria Should Obey
The assertion by Ejimakor argued that “The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is a quasi-judicial physique that has a subsisting authorized mandate of the United Nations to think about and adjudicate human rights petitions towards member nations of the UN.
“Its rulings or choices (diplomatically referred to as Opinions), resembling was not too long ago issued in favor of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, are legally binding on Nigeria on myriad grounds, together with the truth that the choice is predicated on the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and the Common Declaration of Human Rights, each of which Nigeria ratified a number of many years in the past.
“Ratification is a method by which a nation makes itself topic to worldwide legal guidelines and treaties. And by the provisions of Part 12 of the Nigerian Structure and a plethora of selections by the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria, ratification makes Nigeria topic to no matter it ratified.
“It must be made clear that the UN Working Group is an integral arm of the United Nations Human Rights Council which has the broader UN mandate to find out human rights points emanating from member nations of the UN.
“It goes with out saying due to this fact that, as a member of the United Nations, Nigeria is topic to choices issuing from these UN our bodies.
“It will likely be recalled that the UN physique not too long ago thought of Nnamdi Kanu’s matter and held that “The elimination of Mr. Kanu from Kenya amounted to extraordinary rendition”.
“In clarification, the physique additional held that “Mr. Kanu’s arrest and switch to Nigeria lacked a authorized foundation and due means of regulation, in violation of article 9 of the Common Declaration of Human Rights and article 9 of the Covenant”.
“In its conclusions, the UN physique held that “The suitable treatment could be for the Authorities of Nigeria to launch Mr. Kanu instantly and accord him an enforceable proper to compensation in accordance with worldwide regulation”.
“With out extra, Nigeria is duty-bound to implement this resolution in its letters and spirit. And it’s anticipated to take action promptly and to, inside six months, file a proper report of its implementation with the United Nations.
“Unarguably, failing to implement this resolution would imply that Nigeria is thumping its nostril on the United Nations and doubtlessly triggering a nasty diplomatic battle that would make it a pariah State.”