Fundamental Human Rights Enforcement Procedure in Nigeria and its Challenges

Publication Date : 14/07/2022

Author(s) :

Dare, Olukunmi Jacob.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
Issue 1
(07 - 2022)

Abstract :

Fundamental human rights are those rights that go to the core of the human existence, liberty and dignity. In essence, when they are infringed upon, it is the very existence of humans that is threatened. In Nigeria, these rights are entrenched in the whole of Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution. Considering that the guarantee of fundamental human rights does not translate to its enforcement, enforcement of fundamental human rights are not easy tasks as they ought to be in this present day and time. Many people whose fundamental human rights have been, are being or likely to be infringed have little or no knowledge about these rights, thus are unable to seek redress. Furthermore, when the barricade of knowledge of these rights is shattered, there remains the hurdle of the proper procedure to be surmounted. In the procedure also, there are other challenges that have made the enforcement of fundamental human rights a daunting task in Nigeria. The work seeks to bring perspective to the procedure for enforcing fundamental human rights and the challenges that has plagued same in Nigeria, as well as proffer possible way of the problems. Keywords: Rights; Enforcement; Procedure; Challenges

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