Human rights in Nigeria are protected under the current constitution of 1999. While Nigeria has made major improvements in human rights under this constitution. The Restrictions of LGBTIQ rights and government corruption continue to undermine the status of human rights in Nigeria.
LGBT rights[change | change source]
In May 2013, Nigeria's House of Representatives voted to pass the Same-Sex Marriage Bill, which prohibits gay marriage and public displays of affection between same-sex couples and allots fourteen years in prison to those engaged in same-sex relationships. This bill also allows punishment for those knowingly associating with those identifying as members of the LGBT community or aiding these individuals in becoming married or pursuing that lifestyle.
References[change | change source]
- Amnesty International Nigeria (2019). "Nigeria : Human Rights Agenda". Amnesty International Nigeria – via Amnesty.[permanent dead link]
- World Report 2015: Nigeria. Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original on 18 December 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- Human Dignity Trust (2012). "Nigeria". www.humandignitytrust.org. Retrieved 2 February 2012.