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Fulani Hersdsmen and International Law

Fulani Hersdsmen and International Law

Few will deny that the spate of deadly raids in recent times on many and diverse Nigerian communities, attributed to “Fulani herdsmen”, has left a trail of physical destruction, as well as morale devastation, through swathes of the land, with many ordinary Nigerians unable to comprehend why

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Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect III

Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect III

We see, then, that the “responsibility to protect” is a genuine obligation of national governments, taken quite seriously by the international community and ultimately enforceable by military action under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, overriding classical notions of state sovereignty, as was done in authorizing multinational

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Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect -Prt II

Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect -Prt II

Everything changed, however, with the holding in 2005 by Member States of the United Nations of the World Summit to Prevent Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity. At that important gathering, of which, significantly, the African Union was a major promoter, and which was

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Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect

Herdsmen attacks and the responsibility to protect

The deadly attacks on various Nigerian communities in recent times, usually attributed to “Fulani herdsmen”, are without doubt one of the most serious and, at the same time, perplexing problems dogging the Nigerian polity today. One does not have to look very far, of course, for evidence

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