Why Nigeria should welcome the value and feasibility of acceding to the Hague Conference Children’s Conventions

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Abstract

The mechanism for protecting the interests of Nigerian children caught in disputes across frontiers, including those with dual or other nationalities with a connection to Nigeria, has room for improvement. The next step must be progressive and impactful, and this ought to include concrete actions towards Nigeria becoming a contracting party to the Hague Conference on Private International Law's (HCCH) "big four" Children’s Conventions: the 1980 Child Abduction, 1993 Intercountry Adoption, 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Maintenance conventions. The HCCH is a global inter-governmental organisation with the purpose of progressing the unification of the rules of private international law. It meets to negotiate and adopt Conventions and to decide upon future work with the aim of finding solutions and fostering cross-border cooperation in civil and commercial matters.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationAfrica Portal
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Children's rights
  • Human rights
  • Youth and war

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