Human rights and obligations in Nigeria : the current perspectives / Nweke Anayo James.
Enugu, Nigeria : Joen Printing and Pub. Co., 2010.
xviii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Chapter 1. Introduction. Some definitions of human rights - The difference between human rights and fundamental rights - The historical development of human rights - The United Nations actions towards the protection and promotion of human rights - Customary international law - The regional organizations' actions towards the protection and promotion of human rights - The universality of human rights - The sources of human rights law - Human rights violations in rural areas of Nigeria Ch. 2. You and the police. The origin of the Nigeria police - Hierarchical command and field operations structure of the Nigeria police - Duties of the Nigeria police - The police officers and criminal offences - Search and arrest - Search - Arrest - Liability for illegal searches and arrest - The rights of a suspect or an accused person - Bail - Bail is free Ch. 3. Fundamental human rights. Right to life - Right to dignity of human person - Right to personal liberty - Right to fair hearing - Right to private and family life - Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion - Right to fredom of expression and the press - Right to peaceful assembly and association - Right to freedom of movement - Right to freedom from discrimination - Right to own property and not to be deprived of it - Restriction on and derogation from fundamental rights Ch. 4. How to enforce human rights. Self-help action - Who can sue and who to sue - When to sue - The court with human rights jurisdiction - What to demand from the court - How to hire a lawyer - Some organizations taht provide free legal services Ch. 5. The obligations of the Nigerian citizens.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.