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Abacha and ors v Fawehinmi, Appeal to Supreme Court, Case No SC 45/1997, (2000) 6 NWLR 228, (2002) 3 LRC 296, (2001) 1 CHR 95, ILDC 21 (NG 2000), 28th April 2000, Supreme Court

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Whether the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights was applicable in Nigerian law.

Whether a treaty rule incorporated into domestic law prevailed over a conflicting statute.

Keywords: Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, right to fair trial; International law and domestic law, conflicts between; Treaties, interpretation

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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