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Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Over the last few decades, there has been global recognition that corporations yield considerable social, economic and political power. This recognition has been accompanied by the question of how to...
Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Image Description: Ghanian military official gives speech from a podium at a regional summit with flags of West African nations behind In the case of Dr Jacob Abdulahi & 5...
Access to Healthcare Services in Nigeria and Kenya Amidst COVID-19: The Negative Impact of the Commercialisation of Healthcare

Access to Healthcare Services in Nigeria and Kenya Amidst COVID-19: The Negative Impact of the Commercialisation of Healthcare

Image description: Two COVID vaccine vials. States have specific obligations in the context of public health emergencies. Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)...
Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Image description: Surgical instruments. In September 2020, the Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which introduces anti-libidinal punishments for child rape...
Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria – A Crisis of Non-Implementation

For weeks in October 2020, young Nigerians held nationwide protests denouncing years of extra-judicial killings, torture and other ill-treatment by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the...
The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the enjoyment of human rights in various countries, particularly socio-economic rights such as the right to an adequate standard of living, right to...
Ending the Perverse Culture of  Mob Justice in Nigeria

Ending the Perverse Culture of Mob Justice in Nigeria

The failure of Nigerian criminal justice institutions and agencies to prevent mob justice or punish those who engage in it, has lent an air of acceptability to the vile practice....
Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, ‘women’s rights are human rights’ was first coined and accepted due to vociferous lobbying on the part...
Are Women's Rights Really Human Rights?

Are Women's Rights Really Human Rights?

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, ‘women’s rights are human rights’ was first coined and accepted due to vociferous lobbying on the part...
Nigerian Standup Comedians and Differently Abled Persons from a Human Rights Lens

Nigerian Standup Comedians and Differently Abled Persons from a Human Rights Lens

The Nigeria popular art space came to life about a decade ago with the coming of Nollywood. Standup comedy followed closely with various shows in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and...
Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the highest legislative arm in Nigeria, is on the verge of enshrining the legality of child marriage. This is a direct implication...

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