PROCEDURE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN NIGERIAN COURTS: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Alex Cyril EKEKE

Abstract


National courts play a dominant role in the enforcement of human rights. Judicial enforcement of human rights will, therefore, be the central focus of this paper, and that includes the interpretative jurisdiction of the courts, the effect of judicial work environment on the enforcement of human rights and the procedural challenges militating against the enforcement of human rights in Nigerian courts. This paper also compared the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement procedure) rules 2009 to its predecessor; Fundamental Rights (Enforcement procedure) rules 1979 and highlighted the landmark departure from the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement procedure) rules 1979. The Fundamental Rights (Enforcement procedure) rules 2009 simplify and strengthen the Legal provision for human rights litigation in Nigeria. This paper examines this remarkable development and discourses a plan for action consistent with the imperative need to enhance the new system of human rights litigation in Nigeria.

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