Land Rights in International Human Rights Instruments: Appraising Nigeria’s Compliance

Anugbum Onuoha


This article explores the scope and content of the right to property and critically evaluates the extent to which Nigeria’s legal protection of private property rights is in conformity with international human rights instruments. It highlights the dimensional allegory that depicts the manifold complexes of regional and international human rights laws and provides clear understanding of the divergence in Nigeria’s human rights adherence with specific focus on land and human rights preservation. It argues that the ostentatious narrative of human rights contains a connotation which portrays an epochal challenge set against the controversies of land policies flowing from tyranny of historical origin and the duplicities of the human rights scheme clouded and obscurity. The article advocates for the construction of a truly universal human rights corpus with regards to the protection of private lands in such manner that is multicultural, comprehensive, and intensely apolitical.

Keywords: Land, Human Rights, Laws, International Instruments.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/99-07

Publication date:July 31st 2020

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