The Legal Framework for the Governance of Health Research Involving Humans in Nigeria

The Legal Framework for the Governance of Health Research Involving Humans in Nigeria

Author by Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

Journal/Publisher: Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal

Volume/Edition: 11

Language: English

Pages: 143 - 170

Abstract

There is currently very little understanding of the legal framework for the governance of health research involving humans in many developing countries. There is very little information in academic literature on the legal framework for research governance in many developing countries. Many texts instead focus on the need for law, without fully addressing existing and emerging law in such countries. This paper attempts to fill this vacuum by describing the current state of the law and identifying remaining gaps in the legal framework of Nigeria, a country that has had experience with unethical health research, and which has taken steps in recent years to formalise its research governance system.


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