Rethinking displacement and the protection of female asylum seekers in Nigeria

  • Obinna O. Mbanugo
  • Boniface E. Ewulum
  • Jude O. Ezeanokwasa
Keywords: displacement, asylum seekers, protection, migrants, immigrants, refugees

Abstract

Displacement has over the years become one of the major causes of migration of persons en masse from one part of the world to another. The victims of the displacement are usually in dire need of legal protection which actually exists having been codified by various enactments but which is often times illusory. The procedure to follow before legal status is granted to persons seeking asylum in a host country is also cumbersome. This position is the same for men, women and children. However, due to the vulnerability of women and children, the consequences of displacement affect them differently. The study investigated the effects of displacement on women and their protection regime as asylum seekers. It mainly considered and appraised the adequacy or otherwise of the legal regime for the protection of female asylum seekers and victims of displacement.

Keywords: displacement, asylum seekers, protection, migrants, immigrants, refugees

Published
2016-05-30
Section
Articles

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