Publication
Title
The challenge of domesticating children's rights treaties in Nigeria and alternative legal avenues for protecting children
Author
Abstract
The domestication of child-related treaties is not a straightforward process in Nigeria. Unlike treaties with another thematic focus, the majority of constituent states must give their full consent before any child-related instrument may be domesticated at the federal level and subsequently re-enacted in the domestic states. In many ways, the plural legal orders in the country and the differing perceptions of childhood make consensus difficult to achieve in terms of child rights legislation. In this regard, even though the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has been domesticated (through a contestable procedure), 11 of Nigeria's 36 constituent states have failed to re-enact the domesticating instrument. This study elaborates on this problem, and then examines some instruments that are not affected by the domestication challenges and may offer useful protection to children with regard to certain sectoral aspects, especially child labour and child trafficking.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of African law. - London, 1957, currens
Journal of African law. - London, 1957, currens
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
0021-8553 [print]
1464-3731 [online]
Volume/pages
62 :3 (2018) , p. 447-470
ISI
000448807100006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.12.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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