Publisher: Peaceland College of Education, Enugu

Politics of Resettlement and Nationality Crisis of Inhabitants of Bakassi Peninsula.

Umeh Lucy Chinwe
KEYWORDS: Plebiscite, Politicization, Principle, Nationality


This study examined the Nigeria-Cameroon Boundary dispute over Bakassi Peninsula and apartfrom analyzing the basis upon which the verdict on Nigeria – Cameroon boundary dispute was decided, the major focus of the study is to ascertain whether the politicization of the international judicial principlesin the Nigeria-Cameroon boarder dispute led to denial of human rights of Bakassi people and Whether the issue of nationality question of Nigerians living in Bakassi was considered in the Green Tree Agreement. Security dilemma theory by Kanji (2003) was adopted, ex-post factor research design, documentary method of data collection and content analysis of secondary legal documents was used. it concluded that the judgment of International Court of justice was politicized and the Green Tree Agreement undermines nationality question of the Inhabitants of Bakassi Peninsula and as such they have remained unsettled. Therefore this study, recommends a plebiscite.

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