The Regulation of Child Custody and Access in Nigeria

Posted: 13 Dec 2005  

Bolaji Owasanoye

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Abstract

The author explains that in spite of passage of the Children's Rights Act of 2003, which sets forth rights and protections for children in the event of their parents' divorce or separation, Nigerian custody law remains a product of the laws regulating marriage. Where there is no marriage, common law or customary law may apply. The author explains the precarious situation of children in Nigeria as the State Houses of Assembly have yet to fully implement the Children's Rights Act.

Suggested Citation

Owasanoye, Bolaji, The Regulation of Child Custody and Access in Nigeria. Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 405, Summer 2005 (published October 20, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=868662

Bolaji Owasanoye (Contact Author)

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

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