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Niger: Lawyer strike December 6-8

Lawyers from the SAMAN union launch a 72-hours strike from December 6 to December 8

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/6/2017, 12:00 AM until 12/9/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Niger

Event

Lawyers from the Autonomous Union of Niger Magistrates (SAMAN) have announced a 72-hour strike from Wednesday, December 6, through Friday, December 8. The lawyers are protesting against the slow adoption of a revised statute for lawyers, which has been awaited for six months. Related protests are possible if the situation remains unresolved.

Context

Strikes and demonstrations occur on a regular basis in Niger to protest against poor working conditions.

Advice

Individuals in Niger are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all public gatherings as violence may flare up without warning.

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