Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

Eco-Labelling as an Environment Protection Tool: Prospects and Limitations

ABSTRACTEco-labelling was devised by the international community to help reduce the drastic effects of man’s unsustainable production and consumption patterns on the Environment.  It has been identified by Agenda 21 as a mechanism for promoting production and consumption of products with reduced environmental impacts. Unsustainable patterns of production and consumption has also been identified as a root cause of several environmental problems like climate change and loss of biodiversity.O...

THE BENCH, BAR, INVESTIGATING AGENCIES AND ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN IN NIGERIA

The role of the Bench, Bar and other investigative agencies in Nigeria's anti-corruption fight is quite beyond doubt. Though Nigeria's Criminal Code and the Penal Code makes extensive provisions criminalizing all corrupt acts, the procedure required to be employed when dealing with allegations of corruption in some certain offices is as provided by the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, however these constitutional provisions has of recent brought to the front burner argument on the role of the Be...

THE ROLE OF LAW IN MAINTAING SANITY AND PREVENTING IMPUNITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SETTING

Law is an instrument of social engineering, it dictates the the development of any given society. The instrument of law must be employed to curb arbitrariness and the excesses of power hence the very important role played by law in a Democratic setting so as to prevent a gradual slide into insanity and anarchy.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF END OF LIFE TYRE (ELT) OR SCRAP TYRE WASTE POLLUTION AND THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE TYRE DISPOSAL AND TRANSFORMATION MECHANISM IN NIGERIA

End of Life tyre (ELTs) or scrap tyres are a form of solid wastes emanating from the use and disposal of tyres. ELTs have become the latest menace to the environment the world over, Nigeria inclusive. Heaps of scrap tyres stockpiled or disposed of in landfills and in open dumpsites are common views in Nigeria. ELT wastes causes grave environmental pollution as well as many health problems. Open burning or landfilling is the primary mode of disposal of ELT waste in Nigeria. These methods of sc...

Utility of Confessional Statement in Criminal Trials

AbstractA person standing trial for a criminal offence enjoys the presumption of innocence until his guilt is proved, the proof of which must be beyond reasonable doubt. Nonetheless, the suspect can confess to the commission of the crime and the court is empowered to convict, based on the weight of such confession. Incidentally, the court is often faced with objections to the admissibility of confessional statements based on the ground of retraction or involuntariness. Despite increas...

The Registration of Intellectual Property(IP) is not where IP ends

IP's role in the global economy is becoming more significant as, increasingly, the most innovative companies are those that trade not in goods, but services, ideas, technology, and data. Kodak is out. Instagram is in

Corporate Civil Liability and Compensation Regime for Environmental Pollution in the Niger Delta

Petroleum activity has been highly instrumental in yielding economic rewards for resource producingcountries and supplying a vital energy source, but it also has the potential to cause profoundenvironmental impacts. Oil pollution forms part of the general malaise of environmental pollution.The disastrous effect of oil pollution is now beyond question. The restive situation in the Niger Deltacan be blamed on heinous environmental crimes and breach of good environmental management bymultination...

Eco-Labelling as an Environment Protection Mechanism in Nigeria: Prospects and Limitations

ABSTRACTEco-labelling was devised by the international community to help reduce the drastic effects of man’s unsustainable production and consumption patterns on the Environment.  It has been identified by Agenda 21 as a mechanism for promoting production and consumption of products with reduced environmental impacts. Unsustainable patterns of production and consumption has also been identified as a root cause of several environmental problems like climate change and loss of biodiversity.O...

CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ASSAULT AS A TORT OF TRESPASS TO PERSON

ABSTRACTThe conception held by many including the average man on the streets about assault is that it connotes battery i.e. the direct act of a person that causes bodily contact with another person in an unlawful way without his consent. This definition is against the real meaning of assault in most jurisdictions since assault truly means an unlawful act of putting another person in the imminent fear of battery. However, the term assault is used concurrently with battery instead of being a se...

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW: IGBOMINA AS A CASE STUDY

There has been arguments as to the existence of any form of Law in Africa before colonization by some authors like Driberg, Holleman, Smith and hosts of other; who denied the existence of African Philosophy of Law on the one part and others like Elias, Idowu and some other African authors; who had favourably argued the existence of African Philosophy of Law on the other part. This study intends to support the view of African authors that there exists African Philosophy of Law in Tr...

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ITS PRACTICABILITY AND OTHERWISE IN SETTLING MATRIMONIAL DISPUTES.

Can two walk unless they are agreed? Since Marriage is about two people (the man and woman), who are of different background, opinion, ideologies, vocation, etc. there is bound to be the presence of elements of disagreement or disagreements between them, which may finally lead into an action for divorce in Court. An action for divorce been brought in court is not prone to solutions through judicial process, but can be solved through other means aside the normal court process. The...

Conflict of Law: Proper Law of Contract

HISTORYUntil the middle of the 19th century, the courts applied the lex loci contractus or the law of the place where the contract was made, to decide whether the give contact was valid. The apparent advantage of this approach was that the rule was easy to apply with certain and predictable outcomes. Unfortunately, it was also open to abuse, e.g. the place could be selected fraudulently to validate an otherwise invalid contract; it might lead to application of laws with no real connec...

Sources of Law: Interpretation of Statutes

Interpretation of statutes can be said to mean judicial review of legislative actions. The interpretation of statutes is embarked on by the judiciary and as such these constitutes or formulates a source of law. As a result of the foregoing, can we say that Judges make law? What is the ratio for the laws made by the Judges? How do Judges reach a verdict that becomes law? How do Judges reason? How are laws formulated by Judges become binding and on who? these are some of the questions this...

Critical Legal Studies Movement: An Appraisal

In assessing the critical legal studies movement, this paper takes a critical look at the ideology, the activities, heritage and ideology of the movement. The paper in reaching a reasonable analysis and assessment of the movement considered the pros and cons of the movement as postulated by learned writers in the field of Legal Theory, especially Robert Unger. In conclusion, the paper tried to apply the theory of the movement to modern time and recommended some reformation to allow the t...

Legal, Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of Treasury Single Account (TSA) Under the Nigerian Constitution

This work looks at the importance of TSA to the Nigeria economy AbstractGovernment banking arrangement are  an important factor for efficient management and control of government cash resources, such banking arrangement  should be designed  to minimize the opportunity cost of cash resources, this requires that all cash received is available for carrying out government expenditure programs and making payments in a timely fashion. Many emerging market and low-income countries have fragmente...


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