Human rights litigation in Nigeria is the latest book on Human rights by Frank Agbedo, author of the popular law books, Rights of Suspects and Accused Persons and Human Rights Litigation in Nigeria.
This book focuses on a compilation of leading cases on all salient legal principles and issues affecting fundamental rights enforcement in Nigeria.
This book painstakingly addresses the predicament of lawyers and judges in accessing relevant cases of interest, by providing and updating the practitioners with a comprehensive collection of (both current and locus classicus) reported cases mainly from decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, on all notable issues of law and procedure relating to human rights litigation in Nigeria.
Every chapter presents you with a gamut of leading cases on fundamental issues and principles on enforcement of fundamental rights of citizens under our laws, etc, namely;
1. The meaning, definition, and classification of fundamental rights.
2. Limitations to enforcement of fundamental rights.
3. Commencement of Action for enforcement of fundamental rights.
3( i) Who may sue for enforcement of fundamental rights.
3(ii) Whetter the Constitutional right to life of a deceased can be enforced by his/ her dependents.
3(iii) Whetter an Application can be filed by more than one person for the enforcement of fundamental rights.
4. The liability of a Public Officer who allows himself to be used by a citizen to commit illegality such as debt recovery or settlement of civil claims.
5. Whether every citizen is duty-bound to report the commission of an offence to the Police and the corresponding duty of the Police to investigate it.
6.Whether both the High Court and Federal High Court have concurrent jurisdiction to entertain and determine Fundamental Rights Application.
7.Condition Precedent to the exercise of the Court’s jurisdiction in an Action for enforcement of fundamental rights.
8.The right of an Applicant to Compensation and Damages in an action for the infringement of his fundamental rights.
9.Whether the Socio-economic rights provided in Chapter II of the constitution are totally nonjusticiable in Nigerian Courts. 10. Landmark cases from other jurisdictions.