NIGERIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS POSTURE FROM 1993-1998 » Download Project Topics
The struggle for human rights should not be seen as a slim effort to preserve the dignity of the human individual only. Rather, it should be seen as part of a broader struggle for democracy which is recognized universally as a standard of human habitation. The struggle for human rights is therefore synonymous to the struggle against arbitrariness, authoritarianism and absolutism. The latter set of attributes stand in glaring characterization of military rule which has, for most of Nigeria’s post-independence existence being the dominant political form. In this text therefore, while recognizing human rights as an indispensable principle of civilized human existence, focus is to examine the extent to which human rights has been violated in Nigeria by the military especially, Gen. Sani Abacha’s regime. Accordingly, from the first chapter to the last, the issues of gross abuse or violations of human rights in Nigeria by the military, the reactions both within and outside the country are being treated to a likeable menu for a systematic appreciation of the subject matter. It is believed that Nigerian government should endeavor to focus its effort towards improving the living conditions of people by providing opportunities for enjoying freedoms and rights of her citizens. The judiciary, it was observed should help for the enthronement of democratic values by upgrading the overall ideological outlook guiding law and order in the country in order to meet certain minimum standards. It is hoped that this study, although not fully exhaustive of the issues of human rights practice under General Sani Abacha’s government may be quite interesting to readers.
NIGERIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS POSTURE FROM 1993-1998