The African Charter: A Printed Futility or a Reflection of Human Rights from Africa’s View Point

AUTHOR: EMMANUEL ABANIWO Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION Human rights are not texts of mercy and clemency, they are legally binding rights. For long, human rights have been described to be a western concept foreign to the Dark Continent. This has led to the obnoxious belief that the codification of rights in … Continue reading The African Charter: A Printed Futility or a Reflection of Human Rights from Africa’s View Point

The Right to Freedom of Expression in Nigeria: The fiasco in need of reform

  AUTHORS: OTITOOLA OLUFOLAJIMI & OLAOGUN JOSEPH  LL.B  Student, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos LL.B  Student, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos   INTRODUCTION The right to freedom of expression simply is the ability to speak or express one’s self freely without censorship or sanction. In the words of Adekeye JCA,in IGP v ANPP … Continue reading The Right to Freedom of Expression in Nigeria: The fiasco in need of reform

Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting Women in Africa: An Examination of the Legal Framework

AUTHOR: ‘SEUN BRAIMOH Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos INTRODUCTION There are several human rights instruments which guarantee the rights of all human beings, locally, regionally and internationally. Despite this, Harmful Traditional Practices commonly referred to as HTPs still exist. In the words of Yakin Erturk (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women) at … Continue reading Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting Women in Africa: An Examination of the Legal Framework