oa Article 40 - Child Justice Reform in Nigeria

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 10 Nigeria is presently undertaking a reform of its child laws to bring the country in line with the principles and rights contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This process has resulted in a draft Child Rights Bill, which is awaiting the signature of the President in order for it to be enacted. It is a comprehensive piece of legislation encompassing all aspects relating to the welfare and care of the child, as well as child justice. Nigeria is therefore one of the countries that has opted to include both protection and child justice measures ..

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