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Assessing the Role of the Courts in Enhancing Access to Environmental Justice in Oil Pollution Matters in Nigeria

Assessing the Role of the Courts in Enhancing Access to Environmental Justice in Oil Pollution... Oil pollution issues link environmental justice and access to justice as aspects of procedural environmental justice. To achieve procedural environmental justice, this article aimed at examining access to courts in Nigeria. To accomplish this aim, the author has analysed the meaning of environmental justice, considered the principles and ways of enforcing access to justice in environmental matters and appraised the decisions of the Nigerian and African regional courts.It found very fundamental roles of the courts and identified many impediments to accessing courts in Nigeria which result in human rights violations and environmental injustices. The author drew conclusions and made recommendations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Assessing the Role of the Courts in Enhancing Access to Environmental Justice in Oil Pollution Matters in Nigeria

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2020.0310
Publisher site
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Abstract

Oil pollution issues link environmental justice and access to justice as aspects of procedural environmental justice. To achieve procedural environmental justice, this article aimed at examining access to courts in Nigeria. To accomplish this aim, the author has analysed the meaning of environmental justice, considered the principles and ways of enforcing access to justice in environmental matters and appraised the decisions of the Nigerian and African regional courts.It found very fundamental roles of the courts and identified many impediments to accessing courts in Nigeria which result in human rights violations and environmental injustices. The author drew conclusions and made recommendations.

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2020

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