n African Human Rights Law Journal - Implementing economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria : challenges and opportunities

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



The article explores ways of overcoming challenges in the effective implementation of economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria. It begins with a brief review of the legal architecture of economic, social and cultural rights. It examines challenges to implementing these rights, such as , justiciability and the doctrine of dualism. Finally, it identifies the opportunities provided by Nigeria's current constitutional review process; the debate on access to information legislation; legislative action; and citizens' education, empowerment and mobilisation.

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