The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Dead bodies in Nigerian jurisprudence

Nwabueze, Remigius N. (2007) Dead bodies in Nigerian jurisprudence Journal of African Law, 51, (1), pp. 117-150. (doi:10.1017/S0021855306000234).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Recent events and a few judicial decisions in Nigeria show the need for a serious analytical engagement with the law relating to dead bodies. Topical issues from these cases focus on jurisdiction, the right to control the disposition of remains, and remedies available for the infringement of a burial right. While the meaning and content of sepulchral rights remain the same in Nigeria as in many industrialized nations, its prioritization is markedly different. In contrast to the highly individualized nature of burial rights in many Western legal systems, the control of sepulchral right in Nigeria is familial in character. In some circumstances, however, recourse may be had to statutory provisions that import English priority rules. While a range of remedies is available for an interference with a burial right, injunctions and declarations are the most sought after by Nigerian litigants. An expedited hearing is preferable to an interlocutory order of injunction.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 25 May 2007

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 46506
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46506
ISSN: 0021-8553
PURE UUID: 41e4ee98-c1fb-4706-987e-691f180b6fd7

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:07

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×