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Introduction to fundamental human right
according to chapter IV of Nigeria 1999 constitution as amended

1. Right to Life
Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived internationally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offense of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

2. Right to dignity of Human Person
Every individual is entitled to respect for the dignity of his person and accordingly.


3. Right to personal Liberty
Every person shall be entitled to his personal liberty and no person shall be deprived of such liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure permitted by law.

4. Right to Fair Hearing
In the determination of his civil rights and obligations, including any question or determination by or against any government or authority, a person shall be entitled to fair hearing within a reasonable rime by a court or other tribunal established by law and constituted to such manner as to secure its independence and impartiality.

5. Right to private and family life
The privacy of citizens, their homes correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications is hereby guaranteed and protected .

6. Right To Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.

7. Right to Freedom of Expression and Press
Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference.

8. Right to Peaceful Assembly and Association
Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with others persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any other association for the protection of this section shall not derogate from the powers conferred by this Constitution on the Independent National Electoral Commission with respect to political parties to which that Commission does not accord recognition.

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