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Assessing Baxi’s Thesis on the Emergence of a Trade-Related Market-Friendly Human Rights Paradigm: Recent Evidence from Nigerian Labour-Led Struggles
Law, Social Justice and Global Development. Issue 10 (2007), p. 1-16.
  • Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Document Type
Commentary
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Keywords
  • Baxi,
  • Bretton Woods Institutions,
  • human rights,
  • Neoliberal Socio-Economic Reforms,
  • Nigerian Labour Movements,
  • resistance
Abstract
The objective of the article is to assess some of the sub-claims that emerge from Baxi’s thesis on an emergent trade-related market-friendly human rights paradigm in the light of the available evidence regarding the intense contestations and confrontations that have occurred between Nigeria’s politically and economically transitional Obasanjo regime and a local labour-led coalition. The piece sets out to ascertain the contextual and localised validity of these ‘Baxian’ sub-claims, within the wider context of the government vs. labour confrontations in Nigeria during the neo-liberal socio-economic reforms undertaken in that country between 1999 and 2005.
Citation Information
Okafor, Obiora Chinedu "Assessing Baxi’s Thesis on the Emergence of a Trade-Related Market-Friendly Human Rights Paradigm: Recent Evidence from Nigerian Labour-Led Struggles." Law, Social Justice and Global Development. 10 (2007): 1-16.