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Are Healthcare Workers Immune from Professional Negligence? A Review of Cases of Bolam and Bolitho

During the early 1950s, when the NHS was in its golden era, the medical profession was still “unregulated and paternalistic” in approach. Consequently, the medical profession had enjoyed an unreserved obedience from patients, and treated with great reverence by the society. John Hector Bolam1 was a patient who sustained fractures because the defendants applied unmodified electro-convulsive therapy on him. So, his suit for negligence provided the much needed opportunity for grounding the p...

Synopsis of Data Protection under the Nigerian Laws: Has the Universality of Right to Privacy Trickled Down to Nigeria?

The concept of personal data protection is no doubt, an off-shoot of the universal human right to privacy and confidentiality. Not only has it been ingrained under Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but it has also been incorporated into most of the regional human rights conventions, charters, and treaties, except, of course, the African Charter on Human Rights (ACHR) to which Nigerian affiliates with.Despite its conspicuous absence in the ACHR, the revolution in the int...

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ADEQUACY OF THE LEGAL SAFEGUARDS OF THE PATIENTS’ CONFIDENTIALITY RIGHT UNDER THE SAUDI ARABIAN LAWS

The concept of patient confidentiality is nearly as old as the practice of health professions and has evolved over the years, from one jurisdiction to the other. The duty of patient confidentiality can be a fundamental human right, an ethical duty, or a legal duty. Under the Saudi Arabian jurisdiction, the concept of patient confidentiality has evolved around its Shari’ah-based (Islamic) legal culture, its history, and the concept of universality of human rights. Patient confidentiality is ...

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Record Deals and Music Contracts: A First Step Approach to Protecting Your Rights

According to the IFPI Global Music Report, global revenue from record sales in the music industry for the year 2018 was $9.1 billion. Beyond the thrill of having one entertained, music business is serious business. There is a strong air of astute seriousness associated with music- and it should be approached as such. Jay-Z, a multi-award-winning music artist who is listed on the Forbes list of billionaires is reputed have said, in the song “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” in which he...

Trade Unions and the Concept of Collective Bargaining

TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION 3Definition of Collective Bargaining An insight into the collective bargaining processImportance of Collective BargainingHuman Rights Democracy and Civil Society Union Strength Development of understandingAdaptation to Change Settlement of grievances Industrial PeaceCONCLUSION

The Position of the Legal Practitioners Act on the Legal Duty of the Legal Practitioner: Contrasted with the US and UK Provisions

In this work, there is an illumination of the liability of legal practitioners to their clients and by paying careful attention to the provisions of the Legal Practitioner Act 1962, CAP 207 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. This work also observes the provisions of the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, regards professional negligence.

The Discombobulation on the Legality of Child Marriage

IntroductionIf one child choses to marry another is there anything wrong with it? Let’s reinvigorate our minds to reminisce the traditional social settings of the African People, children  were  allowed  to  marry  in  fulfillment  of  parental  wishes.  However  today,  we  are concerned with the existence of certain customs that appear to be repugnant to both State laws and international legal instruments. Whilst we pro...

An Appraisal of Criminal Litigation in Nigeria With the New Provisions of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020

General IntroductionIn other to understand or comprehend the term “Criminal Litigation”, it may be expedient or necessary to appreciate or have an explicit knowledge of the terms “Criminal” and “Litigation” before delving into a wider definition of the criminal litigation.The adjective “Criminal” According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 12th edition is referred to as anything having the quality or attribute of crime. Crime is another word for offence which in itself is...

What is Innovative in the Nigeria Police Act 2020

IntroductionThe Nigeria Police Act, 2020 which formally came into force on the 15th day of September 2020, by the assent of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari repealed the Police Act Cap P19 Laws of the Federation 2004. The general desire or aim of the new Act is to provide for an effective police service system for Nigeria which is based on the principles of accountability and transparency, protection of human rights, management of its resources and ...

Relevancy in Evidence

Two kinds of fact are very important in the Law of Evidence. They are facts in issue and relevant facts. The concept of facts in issue has been dealt with by several authors and jurists. However, it is necessary to discuss it here because it has a very interesting relationship with relevant facts. Think of the relationship between facts in issue and relevant facts as that which exists between baking a plain cake and baking a chocolate cake. Yeah. This sounds weird. But stay with me....

Equity and Trusts Law

Contents: Historical Background of Equity and Trusts law, Equity  Versus  Common Law, Effects of Equity  on Legal Certainty,  Traditional role of Equity and Trusts Law, Literature ReviewIntroductionThe law in the United Kingdom is mainly described as a body of rules either which have evolved   over a  long   time   through court   judgements   or   that   which   is   clearly   defined by legislation. However, there is another source of law referred to as Equity. The source of ...

Misconceptions of Women's Rights in Islam and Its Refutations: A Conceptual Study Based on Sources of Islamic Law

AbstractThe status of women in Islam is clear and very unambiguous. Concerns are often raised about the status of women in Islamic law. Frequently, misunderstandings and misinterpretations about how women are handled by Islam are used to encourage. the notion that Islam is misogynistic in the western world. Consequently, the objectives of this study to identify the misinterpretation, misconceptions of woman's rights in Islamic and to provide appropriate refutations for the misc...

A Female Quazi Appointed in the Judicial Position: Islamic Law and Public Opinion in Sri Lankan Context

Abstract: A Woman’s Competent to Be Appointed as a Judge in Quazi Courts. In Muslim Societies Has Been a Debated Issue For Decades. Although Some Muslim Majority Countries, Including Indonesia, Malaysia And Arab Countries, Have Allowed Women Judges (Qudath) In Shariah Courts, The Muslim Religious Leadership In Sri Lanka, Namely All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) As Opposed To Such Appointment To Administrate The Muslim Marriage And Divorce Act Of 1951 (MMDA) Which Is Adm...

Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD): Establishment And Functions of IGAD Based on one of Regional Integration Theories

IGAD  is  a  Regional  Economic Community  (REC)  in  Eastern  Africa  and one  of  the  eight  building  blocks  of  the African Economic Community (AEC) of the African Union (AU), (IAD,2016). The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created  in  1996  to  supersede  the Intergovernmental  Authority  on  Drought and  Development&...

Company Law II: The Scope and Need for International Arbitration in Transnational Commercial Contracts

IntroductionIndia by giving its investors a market-oriented economy, it opted for liberalisation and globalisation in 1991. There was exponential growth that culminated in a rise in trade and investment. There is a strong connection between trade and production.The rise of cross-border tensions between foreign companies and sovereign states is one of the unavoidable ramifications of these economic activities. In international commerce and trade, participants come from various states with diff...


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