AN EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY AMONG THE TIV PEOPLE OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

AN EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY AMONG THE TIV PEOPLE OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

This work seeks thematically to demonstrate the universal availability of the idea of Human right and the Principle of Human equality in all cultures of the world. By so doing, it seeks to expose, analyze and evaluate the concepts of Human right and equality in the thought system of the Tiv people of Central Nigeria. The work intends to show the meaning, significance, justification, basis, functions and implications of the notions for the Tiv people, the Nigerian society and the world at large. The work first and foremost, establishes the method of data collection, the nature and scope as well as the historical evolution of the concepts of Human Right and Equality. It examines the categories of rights and the basis of equality and the various perspectives which have metamorphosed into globally recognized theories of Human right and equality. The work further looks at the conceptualization of these concepts in Tiv thought system and the implication of the modern pluralistic society on these concepts as well as the justification, significance and implication towards the advancement of the course of Human Right and Principle of Human Equality in the contemporary society.