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Nigeria

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 18 December 1979). Relevant articles: 2, 4, 14 and 16.

Signed 23 April 1984
Ratified 13 June 1985

CEDAW-OP: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 6 October 1999).

Signed 8 September 2000

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(2), 3 and 11(1).

Accessed 29 July 1993

ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(1), 3, 14, 16 and 23(4).

Accessed 29 July 1993

Other international regulations

ACHPR: African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights [adopted on 17/6/1981]
Relevant articles: 1[f], 2[1], 7[d], 8, 28, 18[2][3]
Signed 31 August 1982 Ratified 22 July 1983

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa 
Signed 16 December 2003

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People [adopted 13 September 2007 by the UN Assembly]
Abstained


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