Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Human rights enforcement by people living in poverty: access to justice in Nigeria

Eva Brems UGent and Charles Olufemi Adekoya UGent (2010) JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW. 54(2). p.258-282
abstract
This article analyses the challenges facing those living in poverty in Nigeria in accessing justice for the enforcement of their rights, despite those rights being constitutionally protected and despite the existence of a specific procedure for their enforcement. People living in poverty are generally most likely to see their human rights violated, and least likely to enforce their rights. The article posits that the judiciary in developing countries has a crucial role to play in fighting human rights violations specifically affecting people living in poverty, and notes the great challenge for the Nigerian legislator and judiciary towards making justice accessible in practical terms to the needy in Nigeria. The example of public interest litigation in India can serve as a source of inspiration in this respect.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
poverty, human rights, Nigeria
journal title
JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW
J. Afr. Law.
volume
54
issue
2
pages
258 - 282
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000283478100005
JCR category
LAW
JCR impact factor
0.16 (2010)
JCR rank
121/128 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
0021-8553
DOI
10.1017/S0021855310000070
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
724172
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-724172
date created
2009-08-10 09:47:26
date last changed
2015-06-17 11:16:37
@article{724172,
  abstract     = {This article analyses the challenges facing those living in poverty in Nigeria in accessing justice for the enforcement of their rights, despite those rights being constitutionally protected and despite the existence of a specific procedure for their enforcement. People living in poverty are generally most likely to see their human rights violated, and least likely to enforce their rights. The article posits that the judiciary in developing countries has a crucial role to play in fighting human rights violations specifically affecting people living in poverty, and notes the great challenge for the Nigerian legislator and judiciary towards making justice accessible in practical terms to the needy in Nigeria. The example of public interest litigation in India can serve as a source of inspiration in this respect.},
  author       = {Brems, Eva and Adekoya, Charles Olufemi},
  issn         = {0021-8553},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW},
  keyword      = {poverty,human rights,Nigeria},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {258--282},
  title        = {Human rights enforcement by people living in poverty: access to justice in Nigeria},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021855310000070},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Brems, Eva, and Charles Olufemi Adekoya. 2010. “Human Rights Enforcement by People Living in Poverty: Access to Justice in Nigeria.” Journal of African Law 54 (2): 258–282.
APA
Brems, Eva, & Adekoya, C. O. (2010). Human rights enforcement by people living in poverty: access to justice in Nigeria. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW, 54(2), 258–282.
Vancouver
1.
Brems E, Adekoya CO. Human rights enforcement by people living in poverty: access to justice in Nigeria. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW. 2010;54(2):258–82.
MLA
Brems, Eva, and Charles Olufemi Adekoya. “Human Rights Enforcement by People Living in Poverty: Access to Justice in Nigeria.” JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LAW 54.2 (2010): 258–282. Print.