Law and Children’s Rights Protection: the Nexus for a Sustainable Development in Nigeria

AKWARA Azalahu Francis, SOYIBO Adekunle G., AGBA Michael S.

Abstract


Every human society, no matter how primitive it may look, is governed by a code of laws. These laws give order and meaning to their lives and serve for social control and overall development of the society. Some societies deny their citizens especially women and children, their natural and civil rights because they believe that the rights of women and children are adequately protected by their husbands and fathers.  But the inhuman treatment meted out to women and children even by their husbands and fathers have brought to the fore the errors and problems of taking for granted the protection of the rights of women and children in the society. This paper therefore examines the dangers posed by taking the rights of children for granted in the society and efforts being made in Nigeria to protect the child for the overall and sustainable development of the society.Key words:  child; rights; survival rights; development rights; participation rights;   protection rights Résumé:  Toutes les sociétés humaines, quelle que soit son apparence primitive, est régie par un code de lois. Ces lois donnent un ordre et un sens à leur vie et servent de contrôle social et du développement global de la société. Certaines sociétés négligent les droits naturels et civils de leurs citoyens, en particulier les femmes et les enfants, parce qu'elles pensent que les droits des femmes et des enfants sont suffisamment protégés par leurs maris et leurs pères. Mais les traitements inhumains infligés aux femmes et aux enfants, voire par leurs maris et les pères ont mis en évidence les erreurs et les problèmes de considérer que les droits des femmes et des enfants dans la société sont protégés. Le présent article examine donc les dangers posés de considérer les droits des enfants comme acquis dans la société et les efforts déployés au Nigeria, à fin de protéger l'enfant pour un développement global et durable de la société.Mots-clés: enfants, droits; droit de survie; droit de développment; droit de participation; droit de protection

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720100602.003

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Reminder

How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.



We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; css@cscanada.net; css@cscanada.org

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture

Address: 730, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada

Telephone: 1-514-558 6138

Http://www.cscanada.net Http://www.cscanada.org

E-mail:css@cscanada.net, css@cscanada.org