The Fundamental Right to a Passport Under Nigerian Law

Published: 22/Avr/1996

Obiora Chinedu Okafor, « The Fundamental Right to a Passport Under Nigerian Law: An Integrated Viewpoint » Journal of African Law / Volume 40 / Issue 01 / Spring 1996, pp 53-61

The struggle of Nigerian civil society for the establishment of a democratic polity, founded on the rule of law and the respect for the human and peoples’ rights of ordinary citizens of Nigeria, has been waged against the military governments that have ruled by force for the better part of its nearly three and a half decades of independent existence. During this struggle, there have been many cases of seizure of the passports of prominent opposition activists by members of the security agencies of the government. Such acts have generated much international condemnation of the government, as well as some judicial disapproval.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports, Pièces d'identité
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 1996