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Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission

The final report of the Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (1999-2002), also known as the Oputa Panel, was not published but unofficially released in 2015. The original report ordered an investigation into military rule that began in 1966 and lasted until 1999 when the country returned to democratic rule. The mandate also sought to acknowledge Nigeria’s past abuses and begin a process to compensate for injustices.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
1999, by presidential order 1966-1999 Statutory Instrument No. 8 of 1999

Statutory Instrument No. 13 of 1999

2015 Unofficial Release of Final Report Synoptic Overview; Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3; Vol. 4; Vol. 5; Vol. 6; Vol. 7, Vol. 8; Vol. 9
Nigeria

Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The mandate of the Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2007-2009) was to produce an authoritative record of the causes and effects of cult-related atrocities and other violence in the Nigerian state between 2000 and 2004.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
2007 2000-2004 Report not made public
Nigeria

Osun Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The mandate of the Osun Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2011) was to identify the grievances and causes that led to gross human rights violations, identify the state and non-state actors responsible, and acknowledge the suffering of those most affected, among other aims.

Established Conflict Period
Mandate Final Report Peace Agreement
2011 2003-2011 Report not made public

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