List of the Fundamental Rights Contained in Chapter 4 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution

Section 33 – Right to life

section 34 – Right to dignity of human person

section 35 – Right to personal liberty

section 36 – Right to fair hearing

section 37 – Right to private and family life

section 38 – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

section 39 – Right to freedom of expression and the press

section 40 – Right to peaceful assembly and association

section 41 – Right to freedom of movement

section 42 – Right to freedom from discrimination

section 43 – Right to acquire and own immovable property

section 44  – Right against compulsory acquisition of property

Section 33 – Right to Life

1. Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

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2. A person shall not be regarded as having been deprived of his life in contravention of this section, if he dies as a result of the use, to such extent and in such circumstances as are permitted by law, of such force as is reasonably necessary

a. for the defence of any person from unlawful violence or for the defence of property;

b. in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained; or

c. for the purpose of suppressing a riot, insurrection or mutiny.