The Nigerian Constitution

The Constitution is the 'grundnorm' - the fundamental basis of Nigeria's legal system and provides for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including its people, it's arms of government, and other systems and institutions that regulate law and order in the country.

Being the foundational law in the country, other laws and policies have their legality and identity enshrined in the Constitution including the Child Rights Act, 2003 which provides for the rights and welfare of Nigeria's children, including girls who are the focus of our work. The Fundamental Human Rights contained in Part IV of the Constitution provides for basic rights of all citizens including the right to life, freedom of movement, freedom of association and similar provisions that protect the rights and freedom of citizens.