Protecting housing rights in Nigeria : the role of NGOs

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dc.contributor.author Coker, Yvonne Abidemi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-15T10:34:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-15T10:34:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/40330
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211153009 en
dc.description.abstract This Master’s thesis research project aims to explore the roles of two Nigerian NGOs, SERI and SERAC, in promoting and protecting housing rights of the urban poor in Nigeria. The motivation to conduct this study stemmed from the widespread evictions and demolitions carried out in 2005 in Nigeria. Using qualitative research methods of participatory observation of SERI’s clients and activities, semi-structured in-depth interviews of SERAC’s staff, literature review and policy analysis, the paper analyses the roles of the organisations based on the challenges faced, and instruments used in their efforts to promote housing rights. The analyses compares practice in Nigeria with the obligations of national and international actors as prescribed in international agreements and Nigerian legislation. The empirical findings show that the main challenges of the NGOs are the hostile relations with government, the sheer size of urban centres, and the lack of funds and personnel to reach all communities whose rights to housing are being violated. Despite these obstructions, the NGOs maintain efforts to monitor, document and disseminate reports on violations, advocate and collaborate with other actors to foster policy change, and represent the clients in judicial procedures. These aspects of the NGOs’ position direct their principal role of advocacy. Despite the important actions of these organisations, SERI’s and SERAC’s effectiveness as primary actors for the protection of housing rights in Nigeria is questioned here because they are unable to secure this ESC right. This study therefore proposes the set up of an independent, international monitoring body with a renewed mandate and powers to sanction housing rights violators. en
dc.format.extent 75 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject.other non-governmental organisations
dc.subject.other housing rights
dc.subject.other adequate housing
dc.subject.other urban poor
dc.subject.other civil servants
dc.subject.other tenants
dc.subject.other forced evictions
dc.subject.other illegal demolitions
dc.title Protecting housing rights in Nigeria : the role of NGOs
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211153009
dc.subject.ysa kansalaisjärjestöt
dc.subject.ysa asuminen
dc.subject.ysa köyhät
dc.subject.ysa kaupungit
dc.subject.ysa kehitysmaat
dc.subject.ysa asukkaat
dc.subject.ysa häätö
dc.subject.ysa asunnot
dc.subject.ysa purkaminen
dc.subject.ysa Nigeria
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine yhteiskuntapolitiikka fi
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