The Youths and Their Fundamental Human Rights: An Overview

Posted: 11 Jun 2019

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Charity Emelie

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Date Written: May 25, 2019


All human rights, civil, cultural, economic, political and social are recognized as a universal, individual and interdependent body of rights as ordinary foreseen in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which include economic, social and cultural rights. It ensures that people are treated as full persons and that they may enjoy simultaneously all rights and freedoms and social justice. After the seeming of human rights discourse in the 1990s, including the unprecedented expansion of international and national human rights instruments and the apparent emergence of a global cosmopolitan super-culture auguring in a new world order of universally shared values, the vogue of human rights has come of late under considerable pressure. Youths all over the world are entitled to enjoy Fundamental Human Rights. Ordinarily, it would not have been necessary to talk about youth and the Fundamental rights when particularly chapter IV of the Constitution (as amended), the United Nations declaration on Human Right and other National and International Legislations. However, it is important to talk about the Youth and the Fundamental human right because over the years the youths have continuously overstretched the limits of these rights. The focus of this paper is to bring to the know of the targeted audience the existence of these Rights and their Limits within the confines of provisions of Chapter IV under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Emelie, Charity, The Youths and Their Fundamental Human Rights: An Overview (May 25, 2019). Available at SSRN:

Charity Emelie (Contact Author)

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