An appraisal of the international human right protection of disabled person vis a vis Nigeria
Kenn Chinenemelum Nwogu, Chidimma Stella Nwakoby
One of the fundamental rights of every person accepted globally as stated among the right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to respect of human dignity. This right cut across all part of human race, sex, ethnic and not minding the formation of the person involved. The disabled are not exempted from the above mention right. The discrimination on the disabled is not only an act against the natural law but also a violation of the human rights of disabled person adopted in the Constitutions of every domestic state including Nigeria’s Constitution issues such as problem of inequality and discrimination meted down on the disabled persons. This act of discrimination is because of lack of enlightenments and the failure to protect the rights of the disabled persons. Although the laws for the disabled persons are being domesticated in the laws of many countries but these laws are not enforced to protect their rights. Most disabled persons also have resolved to live below the standard of normal human due to the discrimination upon them, most of them are not aware of their rights and this calls for the intervention of the international human rights protection of the disabled persons.This study aims at the value of the International Human Protection of Disabled Persons. This study will also offer recommendations on how the rights of the disabled persons will be protected.
Kenn Chinenemelum Nwogu, Chidimma Stella Nwakoby. An appraisal of the international human right protection of disabled person vis a vis Nigeria. International Journal of Law, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 94-101