An Ethnically Divided Society: How Centripetalism Failed in Kenya in the 2013 and 2017 Presidential Elections

Authors Emmanuel Onyeabor, Ndubuisi Nwafor, Onyedikachi J Alozie

ISSN: 2521-2613
Affiliations: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria; Lecturer Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria; Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria
Source: Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, 2018, p. 66 – 91


The paper appraises the influence of international environmental law on Nigeria’s environmental protection regime. It goes on to outline the origin and development of international environmental law, its applicability and how the implementation of international environmental law shapes domestic environmental protection laws within a municipal jurisdiction. It is also important to note that the system of government adopted by a sovereign state goes a long way to determine the way or manner international environmental law is received and implemented within the municipal jurisdiction of such state. The work observes that principles of international environmental law provide the bedrock to the environmental legal framework in Nigeria in the mould of the National Environmental Standard Regulatory Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Act, 2007, and other extant laws.