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African Commission on
Human and Peoples' Rights

Nigeria: 2nd Periodic Report, 1990-2004

Period Covered:1990 - 2004

Date Submitted:November 29 , 2006

Session Considered:40th Ordinary Session

During the period of military régimes, until 1999, Nigeria faced problems in fulfilling its obligations in the field of human rights. Since the return to a democratic regime and the rule of law in 1999, the government has taken several measures in the field of legislation, institution building, planning and implementation to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights.

After general introductory parts, the report contains sections on human dignity, access to justice, the right to property, the police, penitentiary reform, elimination of discrimination against women and children, health, equality before the law, work and employment, economic and social rights and education.

Concluding Observations and Recommendations - Nigeria: 2nd Periodic Report, 1990-2004

Adopted at 40th Ordinary Session November 15 to November 29 , 2006 ,Gambie.