Category: LEX Files

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LEX Files: Amani

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: A key rattled in the keyhole. Amani opened the wooden door to the bedroom and it gave a slight creak. This was an old house. It’s actually older than her husband who inherited it after his Dad, who had had it bequeathed to him by his own father. There isn’t much to the house at all; […]

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Lex Files: The Right To Housing

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: From South Africa to Nigeria, Kenya to India and Brazil as well as many other parts of the developing world, housing remains a core problem. In this instance however, Nigeria will be the focus. Nigeria should be progressively realizing the right to housing as allowed for under international law (Article 2(1) International Covenant on Economic Social […]

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LEX Files: Empty The Guns!

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: '#Ferguson is #Lagos #Abuja etc every darn day. Police brutality, extra judicial killings, gassing protesters and more. We watch on.’ Tweet by @TosynBucknor on August 18, 2014 America is yet to recover from the tragic shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. The incident has gone beyond accusations of police brutality or […]

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LEX Files: When they are Presidents, they think they are Kings

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: It all started with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia. On December 17th, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi – a street vendor – set himself on fire outside the governor's office in a Tunisian town Sidi Bouzid in order to protest the inhumane treatment he suffered in the hands of Tunisian government officials. In a most unprecedented fashion, Mohamed's […]

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LEX Files: Watch Me Bleed

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: It's past midnight. It's precisely 12:09am in some forest within Africa. A girl carefully grabs the pen and paper she stole earlier on in the day and manages to write out her heart using the moonlight: “My mom always told me some things are worse than death itself. I have come to believe her because I […]

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