FG Reassures ICC of Commitment to Upholding International Standards in War against Terror

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The Federal Government on Wednesday pledged commitment to the highest standards of adherence to human rights in the conduct of all her international affairs including counter insurgency operations against Boko Haram in the country.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Salihu Isah to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, said the minister gave this pledge when he received a delegation from the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Madame Fatou Bensouda, on Wednesday in Abuja.

The minister assured the delegation that Nigeria had high value for its relationships with the ICC and would unequivocally continue to fulfill its obligations to the Court.

Malami also disclosed that the Nigeria Army had conducted their operations in the North East region of the country in a highly professional manner imbibing with best practices in the areas of international human rights and humanitarian law.

He also revealed that he was aware of the eight case files opened against Nigeria by the ICC which the prosecutor intended to investigate in her next stage of assessment of Nigeria situation.
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