Legitimate Trade, Annexation and Cession of Lagos and International Law

Authors

  • Akinsanya Adeoye Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa
  • Rafiu Akindele

Abstract

The paper contends that the abolition of slave trade Great Britain in 1807 was “a
product of growing European industrial expansionism”. Indeed, the promotion of socalled
‘legitimate
trade’,
whatever
that

meant, as well as the Annexation and Cession
of Lagos can be explained only by economic determinism. The paper concludes that
the Annexation and Cession of Lagos in 1861 was patently violative of customary rules
and principles of international law.


Keywords
Legitimate trade, annexation and cession of Lagos, International law

 

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Published

2018-06-13