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#EndSARS: UK parliament to debate petition against Nigeria Government on Monday (Tomorrow)
The United Kingdom Parliament has said a petition seeking sanctions against the Nigerian Government and Police Force over alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protests would be debated on Monday ( tomorrow ) .
The UK parliament made this known on its website , saying that the debate would be led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall between 6 : 00 pm and 7 : 30 pm .
In the debate pack titled , ‘ E -petition 554150 , relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime ’ , the parliament referenced the shootings of # EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20 , 2020 , as one of its press articles .
It said , “ Parliament will debate this petition on November 23 , 2020 . You will be able to watch online on the UK Parliament YouTube channel .
“ On July 6 , the British Government established the Global Human Rights sanctions regime by laying regulations in Parliament under the Sanctions and Anti – Money Laundering Act 2018 .
“ This sanctions regime will give the UK a powerful new tool to hold to account those involved in serious human rights violations or abuses. The sanctions regime is not intended to target individual countries . It will allow for sanctions to be imposed on individuals and entities involved in serious human rights violations or abuses around the world .”
The PUNCH had reported that 220 ,304 individuals signed the petition asking the United Kingdom to sanction members of the Nigerian government and police force for human rights abuses over the # EndSARS movement .
The petition, which was created by one Silas Ojo , sought to generate 100 ,000 signatures .