Analysing the legal boundaries of protests and the right to life in Nigeria
Sharon Tolulope James, Chukwunoyenim G
The concept of human rights form the hub and nub of modern democracies under which the right to protest is submerged. As a vital component of this concept, the right to protest is guaranteed in the constitutions of most states of the world and undoubtedly Nigeria. In light of glaring violations of the right to protest, the legal system is called upon to define the boundaries of the right to protest. While it is no doubt that a right to protest exists in Nigeria, the question that forms the core of this paper is whether an over slip of the right to protest translates to a forfeiture of the right to life? This paper critically examines the right to life as well as the boundaries of protests in Nigeria.