Outcomes and Deliverables

This pilot enabled partner institutions to undertake a three-year program of team consolidation, collaborative research and joint knowledge mobilization/dissemination that analyzed and theorized the nature, attainments, problems and prospects of Canadian-Nigerian cooperation in the protection of human rights (between 1999, when Nigeria’s current democratic regime was established, and 2011, a convenient cut-off date).

  • This was the first relatively comprehensive publicly available research on such an important subject for Canada, Nigeria, and the world.
  • The research has the potential to make a significant contribution to the scholarly debate on at least three important theoretical frameworks that engage the international protection human rights.
  • The research has provided a relatively comprehensive and systematic trove of data and analysis to policy-makers in Canada, Nigeria, and elsewhere which would not otherwise be available to them.
  • The project has fed into a second broader study that will augment and refine the data/analytical outcomes, and provide an even larger source of scholarly and policy knowledge about a much wider geo-political context.

The deliverables include but are not limited to:

  • First Partnership Development Workshop
  • Second Partnership Development Workshop
  • The Transnational Human Rights Review
  • Visiting Research Trips: Six (6) Research Fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies were engaged as visiting researchers at the Osgoode Hall Law School for this project. They engaged in one or more of the areas mapped out for the study on Canadian-Nigerian Cooperation in Human Rights from 1999 to 2011.
    • Fatima Waziri-Azi, PhD
    • Ibe Ifeakandu, PhD
    • Uche Ngwaba, LLM
    • Ijeoma Anozie, LLM
    • Saratu Bissallah- Alao, LLM
    • Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, MSt.

International Human Rights Engagements In The Global South: The Case Of Canada And Nigeria (1999-2011) Guest Edited By: Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Basil Ugochukwu And Zachary Lomo

Part I – Introduction

Chapter One: Canadian-Nigerian International Human Rights Engagements (1999-2011): An Introduction – Obiora Chinedu Okafor (Osgoode), Basil Ugochukwu (CIGI) and Zachary Lomo (Osgoode)

Part II – Background

Chapter Two: Canada in a World of Human Rights: Ethics, Commitment and Constraints – Basil Ugochukwu (CIGI)

Chapter Three: Nigeria’s Contributions to International Human Rights Praxis – Udoka Owie (Baze University, Abuja)

Part III – Analyzing the Evidence

Chapter Four:  Democratization

(Uchechukwu Ngwaba, McQuarie University, Sydney)

Chapter Five:   Women’s Rights

(Fatima Waziri, NIALS, Abuja and Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, CASADE, Abuja)

Chapter Six: Children’s Rights

(Uchechukwu Ngwaba, McQuarie University, Sydney and Ibe Okegbe Ifeakandu)

Chapter Seven: Economic and Social Rights

(Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, CASADE, Abuja and Saratu Bissallah-Alao, NIALS, Abuja)

Chapter Eight: International Criminal Law and Institutions

(Izevbuwa Kehinde Ikhimiukor, NIALS, Abuja)

Chapter Nine:  Refugee Protection

(Rahina Zarma, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon)

Part IV – The Contributions of the Study

Chapter Ten:    The Nature, Attainments, Problems and Prospects of Canadian-Nigerian Human Rights Engagements: An Analytical Overview

(Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode)

Chapter Eleven:  Sovereignty and Canadian-Nigerian Human Rights Engagements: Some Theoretical Reflections

(Zachary Lomo, Osgoode)

Chapter Twelve:  Baxian TREMF Anxieties and Patterns of Norm Entrepreneurship in Canadian-Nigerian Human Rights Engagements: A Theoretical Overview

(Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode)

Part V – Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter Thirteen: Conclusions and Recommendations

(Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode; Basil Ugochukwu, CIGI; and Zachary Lomo, Osgoode)