Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

AbstractCorporate sustainability reporting has become an issue of vital importance as globalisation and the impacts of businesses on the environment and society have become more evident. Pressing issues like climate change as a result of man-made activities and other environmental disasters have caused stakeholders, investors, NGOs and governments to demand for more transparency from corporations with the hope that this could lead to a change in the behaviour of corporations towards the envir...

A Critique of the Residence Rule in Nigeria Policy, Law and Administration

Residency is a key factor in taxation, since a taxpayer is generally liable to payment of taxes to the state where he is resident.The issue of residency is a topical one that deserves additional discourse. It would appear that the residency rule which obligates a taxpayer to pay to the relevant tax authority of where he resides still stands; what has now been amended is the principal place of residence which should be considered when an individual has more than one residence. A challen...

The Right of Girl Child to Education in Islam

The work gives highlight of the rights of girl child in islam.SCOPE OF THE STUDYAs the title of the essay implies, the work will only be limited as to the right to education of the female child in Islam. While doing this, the researcher  would briefly look into the history of the girl child before the advent of Islam. The work will also discuss the girl child in Islam and what Islam says about them. Moreover,the  research   would   equally   discuss   the   right   to   educat...

RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF CREDITORS AND DEBTORS IN SECURED CREDIT TRANSACTIONS

A major way to boost any economy is by availability of credit to business enterprises. However, there are many factors that could hinder the availability of credit in the society; lack of adequate legal framework for secured financing is one of them. There is a direct relationship between a good legal framework for security devices and the availability of credit in a country.This paper looks at rights and liabilities of creditors and debtors in a secured credit transaction especially in light...

LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ON CASHLESS ECONOMY AND E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBeing a developing country, electronic commerce is a relatively new phenomenon in commercial transactions in Nigeria. This research work analysed the legal and regulatory framework on cashless economy and electronic commerce in Nigeria. Doctrinal research methodology was adopted in the course of the study. The major findings in the work is reflected on insufficient legal and regulatory framework for electronic signature, taxation of electronic commerce, online consumer protection amon...

PROTECTION OF REFUGEES AND CHALLENGES TO INTERNAL SECURITY IN KENYA

AbstractThe refugee situation in Kenya has experienced important changes in the last 20 years. Faced with the refugee crisis of the early 1990s, there was a major shift away from a previous government-led, open, and laisse-faire approach to refugees. The government’s emerging strategy was clear; to offer temporary protection, delegate dealing with refugees to UNHCR and to contain them in remote areas of the country. Kenya is a signatory to 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Statu...

PENSION REFORM ACT 2014 AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA

This article touches on the Nigerian pensions reform of 2014 and its applicability. It also elucidates the innovations therein. 

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...


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