Public-private partnership and the right to property in Nigeria

Arimoro, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8698-9328, 2019. Public-private partnership and the right to property in Nigeria. African Human Rights Law Journal, 19 (2), pp. 763-778. ISSN 1609-073X

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Governments across the globe are challenged by endemic budget deficits and find it impossible to reduce significantly their infrastructure deficit without the option of calling upon private sector funding. In addition, the public sector is better served to make policy decisions and provide opportunities for the private sector to design, fund, manage, maintain and operate public facilities using a public-private partnership model. To achieve this aim, it is the responsibility of the public authority to make land available for new projects and for the expansion or rehabilitation of existing public facilities. The objective of this article is to examine the process of land expropriation for public-private partnership projects in Nigeria in relation to the right of the citizen to property but who might be affected when such a decision is taken. The article reviews legislation, court decisions and literature on the subject and proffers recommendations.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: African Human Rights Law Journal
Creators: Arimoro, A.
Publisher: Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Date: 2019
Volume: 19
Number: 2
ISSN: 1609-073X
Rights: The African Human Rights Law Journal is an Open Access Journal and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative all content published by the African Human Rights Law Journal is made free to users without any registration, subscription or other charges. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, or use them for any other lawful, non-commercial purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Sep 2020 11:11
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:17

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