Impediments to the Domestication of Nigeria Child Rights Act by the States

Felix Daniel Nzarga


The constant violation of child rights in Nigeria prompted the federal legislators to passed the law protecting the child rights which its adaptation by the various states of the federation became an issue, even where it was domesticated its implementation to protect the child rights has not been achieved currently, it was against this background this paper is aimed at examining the understanding of the concept Child and Rights, as well to briefly Examine the provisions of the Child Rights Act as passed into law by the national Assembly of Nigeria from section 1-279 of the child rights Act 2003,which are fragmented into various parts , The paper shall x-ray the impediments to the domestication inclusive; political reason, protest by supreme council for sharia in Nigeria,  gender discrimination, protection from abuse, access to education, child labor, religious practices, cultural practices ,i.e. early marriage ,female genital mutilation ,tribe mark as the impediments to the domestication of Nigeria child rights act by the various states,    Finally, the paper proffers possible solution for effective adaptation of the law by the states and implementation of same in form of  conclusion/recommendation.

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