ISBN 9789785878974
Pages 528
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2023
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback


Law and Policy in Nigeria

by Simon Uchenna Ortuanya

This book provides a detailed and timely analysis of key regulatory and legal issues arising in the context of HIV and AIDS. The ten chapters cover the core issues central to an understanding of law and public health as concerns AIDS. Whilst the book focuses on how Nigerian law applies to HIV and AIDS, the author draws heavily on materials from other jurisdictions.
There are many parallels that exist between the application of law and governance considerations in the AIDS pandemic that resonate with other infectious diseases including Covid-19, therefore the book is widely relevant to public health law in communicable disease contexts.
Topics covered: overview and origin of the HIV and AIDS epidemic; legal and institutional framework of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Nigeria; human rights and the epidemic; decriminalisation of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria; HIV and AIDS and vulnerable groups; HIV and AIDS and patents; HIV and AIDS and sports; international organisations and programmes on HIV; judicial responses to HIV and AIDS; and global pandemics and control.

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About the Author

Simon Uchenna Ortuanya

Professor Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, formerly Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, and Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, [ESUT], Enugu, Visiting Scholar, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, is currently the Secretary to Enugu State Government, Nigeria.