Enforcing international human rights treaties in Nigerian courts: new frontiers for internationalization

enya matthew nwocha


This paper has discussed the various kinds and nature of international treaties as well as their enforcement methods. It has raised and examined Nigerian attitude towards implementation of international treaties particularly by its courts. It has equally made the case that Nigerian courts should be more conscious of the need to enforce international treaties to which Nigeria is a signatory including those that Nigeria in under obligation as a member of the international community to implement within its territorial jurisdiction.


International law; domestic jurisdiction; enforcement mechanism; territorial jurisdiction

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