A Jurisprudential Anatomy of the Legal Status of the Concept of Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Abstract

The foundation of sustainable development was first laid as “eco development” in the 1972 Stockholm conference at Sweden, which was held following the problems associated with the anthropogenic over exploitation of natural resources for demographic and economic growth that was facing both industrialized and unindustrialized states. However, it was given prominence by the report of “Our Common Future” published in 1987 after the convocation of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) chaired by Mrs. Harlem Brundtland, and was continuously amplified by subsequent international instruments, regional treaties and national laws respectively, notwithstanding the seeming uncertainty of its legal status which varies from state to state. The fundamental purpose of this paper is to x-ray the legal status of the concept of sustainable development under the Nigerian corpus juris.

Citation: Agwor D.O.N (2022) A Jurisprudential Anatomy of the Legal Status of the Concept of Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Global Journal of Politics and Law Research, Vol.10, No.7, pp.43-59

 

Keywords: Nigerian jurisprudence, Sustainable Development, legal status

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/gjplr.2013/vol10n74359

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 43-59 (Download PDF)

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