Energy law and policy in Nigeria with reflection on the International Energy Charter and domestication of the African Charter
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AbstractThe aim of this chapter is to examine the benefits of the International Energy Charter (IEC) to signatory countries with a view to illustrating its future relevance and potential influence in respect of energy laws and policies in Nigeria. The intended outcome of the chapter is to highlight the critical role of the IEC in global energy governance and its impact on Nigeria. Moreover, it will discuss how the IEC has contributed to the ability of signatory countries to enhance international cooperation aimed at addressing common energy challenges while enabling them to harness their full energy resource potential. The research question sought to be answered is whether the IEC has the requisite elements to transform Nigeria’s energy laws and policies so as to bring about positive outcomes in the country’s energy sector. The chapter argues that lessons can be gleaned from the successful domestication and implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) in Nigeria in this regard.
CitationEkhator, E. and Agbaitoro, G. (2019). ‘Energy law and policy in Nigeria with reflection on the International Energy Charter and domestication of the African Charter' in Jegede, O.A., and Adeola, R. (Eds.). ‘Governance in Nigeria post-1999: Revisiting the democratic ‘new dawn’ of the Fourth Republic’. Pretoria, South Africa: Pretoria University Law Press, pp. 113-130.
PublisherPretoria University Press