There are several principles and decisions on human rights in Chapter 2 and 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). The coming into force of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 also gave birth to a new legal regime. For instance, the abolition of application for leave to file fundamental rights applications, the doctrine of locus standi and welcoming public interest litigations, the abolition of statute of limitation among others.
Hence, there are now novel principles which are far-reaching and geared towards moving with modern trends in human rights actions which is advancing and realising the rights and freedoms. The book, Human Rights and Enforcement Clinic took a litigation based approach to bring to fore the interpretations, principles and cases decided in the enforcement of Human Rights.