International Law

I. International Treaties

1. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1990 

2. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 2002 

3. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) 

4. Anti-Torture Act 

II. Regional Treaties

1.  African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights 

2. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 

3. The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP Act) 

4. Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJ Act) 

5. Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 

6. The Kampala Convention (African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa) 2012 

Domestic Law 

Case Law

1. Oludotun Ogunbayo V. The State 2002 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

2. Afor Lucky V. The State 2016 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

3. Iko V. The State 2001 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

4. Simon Okoyomon V. The State 1972 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

5. Boniface Adonike V. The State 2013 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

6. Ndwenu Posu and Oke Segun V. The State  2011 (Supreme Court of Nigeria) 

Books, Articles and Newspaper Publications

1. The Guardian, ‘Welcome to Mirabel: the first centre supporting rape survivors in Nigeria’ (The Guardian, February 25 2016) <

2. Amaka Okafo-Vanni, ‘Nigeria has a rape culture too’ (The Guardian, 14 January 2013) <

3. Isioma Kemakolam, ‘As Africa Battles Sexual Violence, a Nigerian City Shows How’ (United States Institute of Peace, August 8 2019) <

4. Yemisi Akinbobola, ‘Social Media stimulates Nigerian debate on sexual violence’ (Africa Renewal) <


1. Nations Online Project, ‘Political Map of Nigeria’ (One World – Nations Online) <

2. Toyin O. Falola, Anthony Hamilton Millard Kirk-Greene, J.F. Ade Ajayi and Reuben Kenrick Udo, ‘Nigeria’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11 October 2019) <

3. Worldometers, ‘Nigeria Population’ (Worldometers, LIVE) <

4.  Wikipedia, ‘Colonial Nigeria’ (Wikipedia) <>  

5. Kaitlyn Alme, ‘Colonial History of Nigeria; Slave Trade, Resource Extraction, and the Invention of a National Territory’ (Scalar, 6 June 2016) <

6. BBC News, ‘Nigeria’s civil war explained – BBC News’ (Youtube, 5 July 2017) <>

7. Toyin O. Falola, Anthony Hamilton Millard Kirk-Greene, J.F. Ade Ajayi and Reuben Kenrick Udo, ‘Independent Nigeria’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11 October 2019) <

8. The New Humanitarian, ‘NIGERIA: A History of Conflicts’ (The New Humanitarian, 31 March 2003) <

9. Wikipedia, ‘Boko Haram’ (Wikipedia) <

10. Shelley Brooks, ‘Beyond the Violence: Nigeria from a Socio-Economic Perspective’ (CHSSP, June 23 2014)<>

11. David Kashi, ‘Corruption in Nigeria Leaves 76% of Crude Oil Revenue Unaccounted For, Says Central Bank Governor’ (International Business Times, 12 November 2013) <>

12. The Heritage Foundation, ‘2019 Index of Economic Freedom – Nigeria’ (Heritage) <>

13. Ifeoma Umeche, ‘The contemporary Nigerian socio-economic conditions and Incidences of Cardiac Diseases –  What management options are available’ (TakingITGlobal, 24 August 2007) <>