Respect for Human Rights: A Prerequisite for Resolving Violent Conflicts

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Published: 2022-03-26

Page: 112-120

Ameh, Sunday Ojonugwa *

Department of Sociology, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.

Cletus A. Lanshima

Department of Criminology and Security Studies, Nigerian Army University, Biu Borno State, Nigeria.

Adejo Anthony Haruna

Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Conflict has over the years remained a part of human existence. A quick glance at the dailies across the globe will avail one with alarming statistics of violent conflicts. Noting that violent conflict lines amongst the most notable factors that stifle harmonious living and by extension mitigates steady development, the need to curb it remains a pressing desire across the globe. This background informed the study. The study x-rayed the proposition that resolving violent conflicts requires respect for human rights. This was achieved through exploring the desk research technique mostly known as secondary sources of data. The study provided an adequate conceptualization of violent conflict, and human rights, and also provided the nexus between respect for human rights and conflict resolution, among others.

Keywords: Conflict, conflict resolution, human rights, violent conflict and rights

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Sunday Ojonugwa, A., Lanshima, C. A., & Haruna, A. A. (2022). Respect for Human Rights: A Prerequisite for Resolving Violent Conflicts. Asian Journal of Sociological Research, 5(1), 112–120. Retrieved from


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