Sharia Implementation in Nigeria: The Journey so far

This book is an update on the issue of Shari’a law in Nigeria, written for the purpose of documenting the genesis of its implementation and the roles being played by Baobab for Women’s Human Rights and other notable NGOs in seeking justice for some of the victims of the new Shari’a Acts in Nigeria. It discusses how Shari’a has been implemented mainly by focusing on convicting women of zina, and sentencing them to whippings or death by stoning. This publication details not only that many of these convictions (of which many examples are given) violate women’s human rights, but their implementations have often also gone against what is outlined in the accepted schools of Islamic legal thought.

BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights
Publisher and location: 
BAOBAB: Lagos, Nigeria