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RE- EVALUATING THE JUVENILE/CHILD JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

The Institute has immortalized through its public lectures eminent Nigerian jurists who during their lifetime made monumental contributions to the development of the law. One of such jurists was the late Professor Jadesola Akande. Topics of previous lectures traditionally focused on constitutional law and the rights of vulnerable groups. This year’s lecture which examines the Juvenile Justice System in Nigeria is delivered by Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a Professor of Criminal Law, Crimin...

A Critical Examination Of Consumer Protection Law And Practice In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis work considers two aspects of consumer law namely, substantive and practical protection of human rights.

The Role Of The Inter-Parliamentary Union In Strengthening Parliaments In Africa

ABSTRACTThe parliament, as one of the institutions of democracy, is unique. For democracy to take root, citizens need ways to make their voices heard and incorporated into policy decisions. Parliaments provide such ways to articulate popular will. They serve as the peoples’ branch of government alongside the executive and the judicial branches as necessary institutions for democratic good governance. Parliaments in Africa face enormous capacity challenges, especially in countries where a st...

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The Rights Of Internally Displaced Persons In Africa: The Case Of Cote D’ivoire

ABSTRACT This study aims at highlighting the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the grave violations of human rights they are victims of and the multiple difficulties they find themselves in for being forcibly displaced, on the one hand, and the absence of internationally recognized legal instruments on the rights of IDPs and institution with the specific mandate of protection and assistance to internally-displaced persons (IDPs), on the other hand. This work focuses on ...

An Examination Of The Opportunities And Challenges Facing Women In Ghana’s Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And Regional Integration (2000-2019)

ABSTRACT Historical accounts from various countries globally have proven that women were exempt from officially participating in diplomatic activities until the early 1990’s. In Ghana, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has helped implement Ghana’s foreign policy over the years. Although Ghanaian women have participated in decision making, management and development, not enough women in Ghana have played significant roles in politics and public service. Using t...

An Evalution Of The Ownership And Control Of Oil And Gas In Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis With Other Jurisdictions

ABSTRACTThis paper evaluates the ownership and control of oil and gas in Nigeria and the experiences with other jurisdictions. As it is a common knowledge that the bulk of Nigeria revenue is derived from petroleum produce for many years now up until the recent drop in the price of petroleum due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this knowledge, this paper intends to reveal the intendment of the legislature by vesting ownership and control of oil and gas to be within the purview of the State. Sect...

A Critical Appraisal Of The Innovations, Problems And Prospects Of The Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015, In The Nigerian Justice System

ABSTRACTThe recent revelation that it takes twenty two long years to conclude a case up to the Supreme Court, and between five to ten years at the state High Courts, which has made public the challenge of criminal justice administration in Nigeria is startling. Even without further query, it presupposes that the problem with the judiciary is deeply entrenched at the root of its entire structure, and beginning from the court gatemen to bailiffs, clerks, registrars, and messengers down to typis...

Analysis Of Effectiveness Of The Law Of Agency On Electronic Commerce In Zambia: A Study Of Zampost- Ndola Branch

ABSTRACTThe law of agency is a area of commercial law dealing with a set of contractual, quasi- contractual and non-contractual fiduciary relationships that involve a person called the agent in this case Zambia Postal Services Corporation (Zampost), that is authorized to act on behalf of another person called the principal in this case a customer to create legal relations with a third party. Succinctly it may be referred to as the equal relationship between Zampost and a customer whereby the ...

An Appraisal Of The Rights Of Victims, Witnesses And Defendants Under The Administration Of Criminal Justce Act (Acja) 2015

ABSTRACTThis long essay aims to examine the existence of rights, under the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, accorded to victims of crime, witnesses in criminal proceedings and criminal defendants and analyze them through comparison with both the antecedence of Nigerian administration of criminal justice as well as global and international standards on these rights through a qualitative doctrinal research of said Act. The purpose of this is to explore the p...

An Examination Of The Legal Rights Of Surgical Patients Under The Nigerian Laws

ABSTRACTWith the passing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and signing of the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 and the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966, there has been a global emphasis on human rights. The issue of patients’ rights has also been brought to prominence with the advent of modern technology and the availability (and use) of artificial measures to prolong life; the evolution of legal rights and duties of patients, an inc...

THE ROLE OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION IN STRENGTHENING PARLIAMENTS IN AFRICA

The parliament, as one of the institutions of democracy, is unique. For democracy to take root, citizens need ways to make their voices heard and incorporated into policy decisions. Parliaments provide such ways to articulate popular will. They serve as the peoples’ branch of government alongside the executive and the judicial branches as necessary institutions for democratic good  governance. Parliaments in Africa face enormous capacity challenges, especially&...

The Role Of Government In The Family Justice System: The Future And Challenges Confronting The System In Nigeria

The Family Justice System, also known as the Juvenile Justice System developed out of a concern for the position of children and young persons in the society.

A Comparative Appraisal Of The Practice And Procedure Of Courtconnected Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nigeria United States Of America And United Kingdom

ABSTRACT Court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (CCADR) or Multi Door Courthouse (MDC), adopted by two Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory, is the integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) into the court system to facilitate access to justice. Several studies have examined the operations of the three MDCs in Nigeria, but studies on their practice and procedure in Nigeria compared with those in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK)...

A Comparative Appraisal Of The Practice And Procedure Of Courtconnected Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nigeria, United States Of America And United Kingdom

ABSTRACT Court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (CCADR) or Multi Door Courthouse (MDC), adopted by two Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory, is the integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) into the court system to facilitate access to justice. Several studies have examined the operations of the three MDCs in Nigeria, but studies on their practice and procedure in Nigeria compared with those in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK)...

Legal Framework For The Protection Of Polygynous Reproductive Health Rights Of Women In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Polygyny, where a man has more than one wife, resulting in the suppression of the reproductive health rights of women, is a relatively common marital practice in parts of the world. These rights have been recognised in many countries of the world, backed up with a legal framework, but their status in Nigeria is yet to be determined. Existing studies on polygynous reproductive health rights in Nigeria have addressed the connection between human rights and health, but have not ev...


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