This book examines the national legal frameworks in place for internally displaced people in Nigeria and considers how they can be extended to provide further legal protection.
Despite a growing global awareness of the importance of developing solutions to the problem of internal displacement, how that translates to national level response is often under-researched. This book focuses on Nigeria, where conflict and violence continue to drive high levels of displacement. The book begins by examining the definitions and causes of internal displacement in the national context, before considering the state of national law, and the applicability of the Kampala Convention for furthering protection and assistance for internally displaced persons.
This book will be of interest to researchers of African studies and internal displacement, as well as to policy makers, civil society organizations, humanitarian actors and other regional and international stakeholders.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Context
1.2 Migrants, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Clarification
1.3 The Essence of Law
1.4 Sources of Nigerian Law
1.5 Scope and Objective
Chapter 2. Internal Displacement in Nigeria
Chapter 3. Applicable Frameworks on Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria
3.2 The 1999 Nigerian Constitution
3.3 Relevant Legal Frameworks
3.4 Legal Stopgap: the Kampala Convention as supplementary law
Chapter 4. Reflection on the National Policy on internally displaced persons, 2021
4.2 Brief background
4.3 The Policy framework
Chapter 5. Conclusion
Aderomola Adeola is Assistant Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada.