Title: Human Rights Litigation In Nigeria: Law, Practice & Procedure With Forms & Precedents
Author: Frank Agbedo
Publisher: Unilag press
Publication date:September 23, 2018
Product Dimensions :
This book written by Mr Frank Agbedo one of Nigeria’s leading authors in human rights literature and jurisprudence.
Principal features of the book include but are not limited to the ABC of human rights litigation, an in depth analysis of the new FREP Rules 2009, A review of judicial attitude to enforcement of Fundamental Rights Cases, Prosecuting Appeals in Fundamental Rights Cases, The status of public interest litigation in Nigerian Courts, The Role of Amici Curae in human rights litigation, the justiciability or judicialisation of socio-economic rights in Nigerian Courts and the future of human rights litigation Human Rights Litigation In Nigeria: Law, Practice & Procedure With Forms & Precedents.
The book also features a comprehensive package of practice forms and precedents relating to practical applications for enforcement of fundamental rights, as well as a comprehensive index of cases and relevant statutes. Practice forms and precedents More than seven years since the advent of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules 2009, which had been described as representing the widest latitude to effective enforcement of fundamental rights, the volume of litigation relating to human rights have expectedly witnessed a quantum leap in Nigerian Courts.
It is therefore this floodgate of litigations that supplied the raison d’etre and compelling desire for this book. This is done with a view to updating practitioners with current decisions and contemporary developments on human rights law and practice, with copious references to salutary innovations from other jurisdictions overseas.
The peculiar strength of this new book, as attested to by renowned jurists and law lords who had the benefit of a preview of the content prior to this public presentation, is that it is almost a ready answer to all issues and matters relating to preparation, initiation, filing and prosecution of fundamental right cases in Nigerian Courts. The book is comprehensive enough to the cover of the field of human right law, practice and procedure and which could be better described as a One-Stop-Shop in human rights litigation.
According to Femi Falana SAN, “Frank Agbedo Esq has through this book simplified and facilitated the enforcement of fundamental rights in Nigeria in line with the provisions of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules 2009. With the subjects analysed in the book and the relevant cases cited by the author, victims of human rights abuse will have no difficulty in seeking redress in the appropriate High Courts”.
One cannot agree any less with the above endorsement coming from a venerable icon of public interest litigation in Nigeria. The book which focuses on the practice and procedure in human right litigation is to the best of my considered opinion, well researched and comprehensive work on the subject. It is written in clear readable style that is quite informative. I believe that Legal Practitioners, Judges, Law students and anyone interested in human rights litigation and issues, will find it very useful. I warmly recommend it. By Malachy Ugwumadu