The Globalisation and Transformations of Nigerian Cults’ Criminal Activities
This seminar will take place online.
While the Italian far right has attempted to criminalize African migrants through the denunciation of the « Nigerian Mafia », very little is known about Nigerian criminal organisations. Called « confraternities » or « cults » these organisations prohibited by the Nigerian law have been described as student societies, secret clubs or mafia, while they claim to be charities. The talk will present the very first findings of an ongoing research on the globalisation of these groups. It relies on judicial documents as much as on interviews with victims and members in Europe, Brazil, and Nigeria. I will analyse their involvement in varying illegal activities that range from human trafficking to drug smuggling and discuss how globalisation affects their trajectories and organizations.
Date: 5 June 2020, 15:00 (Friday, 6th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Online Seminar
Speaker: Corentin Cohen (Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Siences Po)
Organising department: Nuffield College
Organisers: Zora Hauser (University of Oxford), Federico Varese (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Extra-Legal Governance Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Maxine Collett