Women's Rights Under the Nigerian Tripartite Legal System

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2016

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Faculty of Law, Kogi State University, Anyigba

Abstract

The rights of all Nigerians are contained in chapter II and IV of the Constitution. These rights guaranteed substantive and procedural justice. Equally the international conventions on human rights as represented by the international bill of rights as set out in the United Nations documents. unfortunately, the constitution as well as these conventions/documents are gender biased and discriminatory of women. The focus of the paper is the establishment of these rights of women through a predominant normative approach in a both secular and religious society. The paper concludes that some of these documents/declarations are not necessarily enforceable in international/national laws; but nevertheless activists used them as standard of comparison for those laws that favours women rights to implore governments to accede to them. The recommend for total prohibition of all forms of violations of women's rights.

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Gender, Convention, Violations, Inalienable, marginalization

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