Country Nigeria
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Section 34 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria adopted in 1999, and amended in 2010, includes the following provisions: 

(1) Every individual is entitled to respect for the dignity of his person, and accordingly -
(a) no person shall be subject to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment;
(b) no person shall he held in slavery or servitude; and
(c) no person shall be required to perform forced of compulsory labour.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (amended in 2010), UN Women Constitutional Database

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