Free legal assistance for survivors of human trafficking to be launched in Nigeria
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced the opening of a new facility in Edo State to provide free legal assistance to survivors of human trafficking. The Nigerian Ministry of Justice will manage the centre with support from IOM.
“The legal hub will provide free, prompt, timely and confidential legal aid to victims regardless of sex, age and gender,” the UN agency noted in a press statement.
Two additional hubs are expected to be established in Lagos and Delta States by the end of the year, hosted by the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), respectively.
Nigeria remains a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking.
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