Assessing Baxi’s Thesis on the Emergence of a Trade-Related Market-Friendly Human Rights Paradigm: Recent Evidence from Nigerian Labour-Led Struggles
Obiora C. Okafor
Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
March 15, 2010
Law, Social Justice and Global Development, No. 1, 2007
The objective of the article is to assess some of the sub-claims that emerge from Baxi’s thesis on an emergent trade-related market-friendly human rights paradigm in the light of the available evidence regarding the intense contestations and confrontations that have occurred between Nigeria’s politically and economically transitional Obasanjo regime and a local labour-led coalition. The piece sets out to ascertain the contextual and localised validity of these ‘Baxian’ sub-claims, within the wider context of the government vs. labour confrontations in Nigeria during the neo-liberal socio-economic reforms undertaken in that country between 1999 and 2005.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Baxi, Bretton Woods Institutions, Human Rights, Neoliberal Socio-Economic Reforms, Nigerian Labour Movements, Resistance
JEL Classification: k30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 24, 2010
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