Inalienability of Human Rights: A Mistake in the Choice of Words

Rose Enemchukwu


Human rights have been variously defined by jurists, scholars and judges in the course of delivering judgment. The basic understanding being that human rights are fundamental and inalienable. Rights have been classified and segregated into several generations, natural rights, basic or fundamental rights, this work is not going to dwell on those but will stand on the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution to judge the word “inalienable” and ascertain its relevance in the definition of human rights.

Keywords: Human rights, inalienable, fundamental, qualified, Nigerian constitution.

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