Human rights in Nigeria

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Human rights in Nigeria are protected under the current constitution of 1999.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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]

  1. Amnesty International Nigeria (2019). "Nigeria : Human Rights Agenda". Amnesty International Nigeria – via Amnesty.[permanent dead link]
  2. 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.
  3. Human Dignity Trust (2012). "Nigeria". Retrieved 2 February 2012.