Justice for Maroko

In July, 1990, more than 300,000 people were forcibly evicted from their homes in the town of Maroko, Lagos State, Nigeria. Over the last 25 years, the Maroko community has sought recognition of and remedies to address the serious violations of domestic and international law that took place during the eviction and since. This short film was created in October 2015 after the Complainants learned their case before the African Commission was to be heard. Because the Maroko Evictees were unable to travel to attend the hearing in Banjul, The Gambia, they created this film to share their stories.