AN APPRAISAL OF THE RIGHT OF PRISONER IN NIGERIA LEGAL SYSTEM

ABSTRACT
This research work is titled, “an appraisal of the rights of prisoners in Nigerian legal system” This doctrinal research religion the relevant review of other literatures as it’s methodology to achieve the main objective of determining the various challenges militating against smooth enforcement of prisoners rights with a view of the made quacy of those  rights. The author of this work employed analytical research have hindered in no small way prison adequate enjoyment of prisons rights. The author of the work further recommended various ways out of the predicament particularly a human prison system as the way forward.


AN APPRAISAL OF THE RIGHT OF PRISONER IN NIGERIA LEGAL SYSTEM

BEING A LONG ESSAY SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF LAW
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE BACHELOR OF LAWS (L.L.B) DEGREE


 

TABLE OF CASES
Abbot V Attorney—General of Trinidad and Tobago (1979) I.W.L.R  R. 1342
 Ajay V Zaria NA. (1963)1. All NLR 169
Ajomo M. Ayo and Isabella Okagbue, eds. Human rights and the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria Lagos: Nigerian institute of Advanced legal studied
Bello V. A.G Oyo State (1986) 5 NWLR, 826
Bello v. Ag of Ogo [1986] 5 NWLR (pt45) 828
Enwerem v. Commissioner of Police LJ
Further Fred Onyeoziri “Hands Off Human Rights Ground” in the guardian, October 18, 1991, P. IS and the African Guardian, October 21, 1991 with cover title ‘FG V Human Rights Croups”.
Ireland v United kingdom [1979-80] 2 EH RR 25 p. 162.
Know as the Benji rules
Onwuka v. state  [1986]8 NWLR. 828
R.V. Board of visitors of Hull prisoners, experts St German and others
Sunil Batra V. Delhi Administration (1) (1979) 4SCC 494.
Sunil Batral v. Delhi administration (1) (1979) 4SCC
Umana V the State (1972) 4SC. 164

TABLE OF STATUES
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended
Prison Act
Regulation of Prisons
African Charter of Human People’s Right

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page………………………………………………………………..           i
Certification page……………………………………………………….          ii
Dedication………………………………………………………………           iii
Acknowledgements…………………………………………………….           iv
Abstract…………………………………………………………………           v
Table of Cases………………………………………………………….            vi
Table of Status………………………………………………………..              vii
Table of contents……………………………………………………..              ix

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background of the Study……………………………………..               1
1.2       Statement of the Problem…………………………………….               5
1.3       Research Questions…………………………………………..               7
1.4       Objectives of the Study………………………………………               8
1.5       The significance of the Study………………………………..               8
1.6       Scope of the Study…………………………………………...                10
1.7       Limitation of the Study………………………………………               10
1.8       Reach Methodology…………………………………………                11

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1       Overview of Chapter………………………………………                   12
2.2       Conceptual Framework…………………………………....                    12
2.2.1   Date/Logistics of the Remand Home………….                    13
2.2.2   The Concept of Prisoner…………………………………..                    14
2.2.3   Meaning of Rights………………………………………..                      16
2.3.2   An Overview of prisoner’s rights, the challenges and observations.. 16
2.3       Empirical Review:…………………………………………                   12
2.4       Summary and Gap in Knowledge…………………………                    30

CHAPTER THREE: INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO RIGHTS OF PRISONERS
3.1       The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights……..                   32
3.2       Right to life……………………………………………….                      34
3.3       Right to dignity of human person………………………...                     36
3.4       Right to personal liberty………………………………….                     40
3.5       Right to fair hearings…………………………………….                      40
3.6       Right to privacy…………………………………………..                      45
3.7       Right to freedom from discrimination……………………                    46
3.8       Right to freedom of expression…………………………..                     47

CHAPTER FOUR: STATUTORY PROVISION AND CONDITIONS OF
NIGERIAN PRISONS
4.1       Accommodation…………………….. ………………………                48
4.2       Ventilation ……………………………………………………              52
4.3       Lighting ……………………………………………………….  53
4.4       Environmental Hygiene……………….. ……………………..              53
4.5       Torture………………………………………………………                  56
4.6       Healthcare…………………………………………………..                  59
4.7       Foods………………………………………………………..                  63

CHAPTER FIVE:  RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION
5.1       Observation………………………………………………..                    68
5.2       Recommendation…………………………………………                     69
5.3       Conclusion…………………………………………………                   74
Bibliography ……………………………………………….                  78


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