The concept of human rights gained significant prominence shortly after the completion of the World War II. This is traceable to the atrocities committed during the War which gave renewed impetus to the doctrine and political significance of human rights globally. The destructive effect of the War led to some steps being taken in ensuring the revamp and full entrenchment of human dignity as well as human rights. Some of the decisive steps taken by the United Nations include the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948 and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1981. This was a tendentious effort steered towards ensuring global human rights. However, the UN Child Rights Convention (UNCRC 1989) stands to be of specific relevance to the present subject of discourse.
Locally, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986) was adopted by African Continent. Subsequently, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Child (1999) was established and adopted to help address issues of human rights and the welfare of children at the local level. Nigeria, being a member of the United States Organisations and African Union is expected to uphold the major tenets of the aforementioned Instruments. Although, Children in Nigeria are yet to enjoy the practical existence of the aforementioned instruments…. Read more by clicking the link below