Prominent among the concerns agitating curious minds of civil societies and Human Rights Organisations in Nigeria is how to safeguard, by proper implementation, the rights of disabled persons in Nigeria. This worrisome issue, which is barely attracting attention in Nigeria, has been the cynosure of human rights concerns in various countries of the world owing to the increased level of recurrent violations to which these vulnerable persons are being exposed. Nigeria is one of the State-Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”) and its Optional Protocol, which was adopted by the United Nations on 13th December, 2006 and to which Nigeria subscribed on 24th September, 2010. This paper, therefore, examines the state of disability rights in Nigeria vis-à-vis its comparative standing in other countries. The authors have posited that while there are progressive actions in other jurisdictions to mainstream disability concerns into development agenda, the Nigerian situation, however, remains otherwise. Accordingly, this paper has recommended, inter alia, that to catch up with lagging development concerns in Nigeria, proactive legislative, executive and collaborative actions with foreign partners are most germane and same should be pursued vigorously.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Akungba Law Journal (Journal of Adekunle Ajasin University Faculty of Law)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2016|