City Reports on International Law: Lagos in Focus

14 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2020

Date Written: September 7, 2020


This report forms part of the ongoing City reports on International Project commissioned by the International Law Associations' Study Group on Cities in International Law. The focus of this report is on Lagos, Nigeria. To fully appreciate the scope and nature of Lagos' interactions with international law, the analysis in this report takes into consideration the history, multi-dimensional character and identity of Lagos. From the perspective of international legal history, the report looks at the historical context of Lagos's interaction with international law, especially during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. The report also considers the Legal, socio-economic and political contexts of Lagos' interaction with international law.

Keywords: International Law, Slavery, Slave Trade, Cities, Colonialism

Suggested Citation

Omiunu, Ohio, City Reports on International Law: Lagos in Focus (September 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Ohio Omiunu (Contact Author)

De Montfort University ( email )

The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH
United Kingdom

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