Nigeria: 3rd Periodic Report, 2005-2008


This third Periodic Report covers the period from 2005 to 2008. It contains six parts:

  • A general introduction
  • General measures of implementation
  • Individual civil and political rights
  • Individual economic, social and cultural rights
  • Promotion and protection of peoples’ rights
  • Duties of individuals

From the Conclusion:
"It is evident from the analysis contained in Part 1 of this Report that with the inauguration of democratic governance in Nigeria in May 1999, concerted efforts have been made to evolve a comprehensive legal and institutional framework for the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria. Information contained in Parts 2, 3, 4 & 5 of this Report indicated clearly that there are various sociocultural religious economic, political and legal impediments to the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Nigeria.

However, the analysis of steps taken to promote civil and political rights confirm the commitment of all the levels of government in Nigeria to ensuring that the majority of Nigerians, particularly women and children and the disabled/other vulnerable groups no longer suffer from discrimination. The health and welfare of Nigerians remain major areas for intervention for survival, optimal development and achievement of full potential in life."

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