American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Issues and Challenges on Environmental Rights: The Nigerian Experience
Ajiya, Musa; Habibu Yaya, Bappah

This research is designed to understand the relationship between environment and human rights. The study argues that environmental degradation is another form of human rights violations, which could be caused by individuals, state and non-state actors. Discussion on this resulted in identifying the gaps that exist as relates to the Nigerian oil and gas legislative framework and how it can be reviewed to redress human rights violations. The study adopted qualitative analysis method i.e. content analysis of documents using methods that are narratives, descriptive and holistic which are derived mainly from secondary sources collected from relevant text books, journals, internet, new papers, and periodic reports. The paper recommend that aside the state exclusive obligation to protect human rights, the corporate actors have equally utmost responsibility to respect human rights and be made to account for any environmental rights violation that arise from their overt or covert operations or properties damaged or destroyed.

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