HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY; PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RIGHT OF PERSON’S WITH DISABILITIES IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSON’S WITH DISABILITIES (PROHIBITION) ACT, 2018
This study is divided into five chapters. Chapter one is a broad overview and layout of the research. It outlines the research project. This provides an overview of the essence of the research. It covers the background of the research, the statement of the problem, justification of the study, objectives of the study, hypothesis of the study, theoretical framework, literature review, methodology to be used and the limitations of the study.
Chapter two provides an in-depth understanding of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocols. In addition, this chapter discusses the provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria, 2018, touching on the rights of persons with disability.
Chapter three gives an overview of the Persons with Disabilities Act and also touches on other Nigerian major pieces of legislation with general provisions on disability rights in Nigeria. This section will demonstrate the country‘s level of commitment to the disability cause and to portray how the disability human rights principle has been adopted locally.
Chapter four is comparative in nature and discusses the legal treatment accorded to persons with disabilities in the Republic of Korea, which is developed in the law and observance of the rights of persons with disabilities. This will demonstrate that Nigeria lags behind in recognizing and implementing fundamental rights and freedoms, structures and mechanisms put in place to protect the rights and persons with disabilities. In addition, it gives key insights of how the Nigerian statute can be improved to comply with the Constitution of Nigeria, 2018 and international instruments.
Chapter five is divided into two parts: the conclusion and the recommendations. The conclusion is a summary of the research findings. The main purpose of the conclusion is to demonstrate that the Persons with Disabilities Act has pronounced gaps and it can only safely be held so when it is
measured against the Constitution of Nigeria, 2018 and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as yardsticks. It also discusses Nigeria‘s level and extent of compliance on disability laws as captured under the Constitution of Nigeria, 2018 and international instruments.
The recommendations comprise of suggestions of legislative and institutional reforms, which are necessary in order to effectively deal or cater for the rights of the persons with disabilities in Nigeria.