EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: HARMS FROM ABROAD IMPACT OF GLOBAL SECURITY MEASURES ON CIVIC SPACE IN NIGERIA

What evidence is there of the role of transnational security architecture (such as the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy; Financial Action Task Force; UN Security Council Resolutions and others) in facilitating restrictions on civic space in Nigeria? What links exist between transnational and domestic entities promoting and implementing a hard security paradigm and measures? What regional or bilateral security partnerships does Nigeria have with other countries and how do they influence the development and implementation of national security measures that limit fundamental freedoms and civil society?

Under the auspices of the Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS), SPACES FOR CHANGE, SBM INTELLIGENCE, JUSTICE & RIGHTS INITIATIVE, BBFORPEACE, RULAAC, YEAC, and WIDEF co-authored the second part of the Security Playbook series – Harms from Abroad: Impact of Global Security Measures on Civic Space in Nigeria – which establishes the links between many restrictions on the civic space in Nigeria and well-intentioned global initiatives developed in the context of countering terrorism and preserving national security.

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