Nigeria is committed to the rule of law, the safeguarding of human rights and the supremacy of its Constitution. Yet, as a young democracy, the nation has much progress to make.
It is our privilege and responsibility as lawyers to stand up for the rights of individuals whose constitutional or human rights have been infringed, and in the process strengthen our system for the future.
Chapter 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes clear that certain rights and privileges belong to every Nigerian. These are inalienable rights that form the basis of what it means not only to be Nigerian but to be a human being. The constitution aptly labels these Fundamental Rights.
Despite the Constitution’s language, individuals may find themselves deprived of their fundamental human rights due to the actions (or lack of action) by government officials, law enforcement, and even the judicial system. If this has happened to you, we encourage you to contact our lawyers to discuss your legal options.
We have the skill and experience to handle all types of constitutional and human rights cases, including those involving:
When we handle a human rights or constitutional rights case, we apply a combination of exceptional legal knowledge and passionate commitment to improving Nigerian democracy.
We believe that as a democracy, it is critical for our nation to uphold the rules and norms in our constitution, as well as in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the principles of the African Union.
In addition to representing individuals, our team also advises government officials, regulators and politicians regarding the constitutionality of existing laws, proposed laws, regulatory rules and more. Our deep experience in fields such as policy advisory and public law allows us to provide in-depth analysis of issues and follow it with advice designed to inform you of your rights and obligations as an official.
At all times, our advisory services are focused on doing what is right for Nigeria and Nigerians.