Research Papers/Topics in Civil Law

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...

The Validity Of The Application Of Ignorance Of The Law As No Defence In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This research paper consists of the examination of the validity of the criminal rule of "ignorance of the law is no defense" in Tanzania. The first chapter defines and makes an analysis of the problem, its background, the coverage of the study, methodology along with the review of related literature to the study at hand. Chapter two covers the rule of ignorance the law as no defense in its broad sense and coverage, its limitation and inclusion. It puts forth the application of ...

Withholding Treatment from Disabled Newborns and its Effect on the Right to Life in Nigeria

Abstract The ultimate aim of medical treatment is to provide benefit for the patient and such treatment should not be prolonged if it cannot achieve this aim. Remarkable advances in neonatal care now make it possible to sustain the lives of many newborn infants who several years ago would have died in the first days or weeks after birth. Not all newborns fare well. Some infants with low birth weight or severe defects cannot survive for long, despite the most aggressive efforts to sav...

Legal Frameworks In Support Of Civil Society

INTRODUCTIONAs the capacity of the government in Africa to address development problems dwindle, the negative effects of globalization became more glaring. There is therefore need for increased emphasis on the role of civil society in African States to fill in the gaps. With the fast approach of the 21st century, ways of enhancing the role of civil society should be the focus of developing African States. The specialized features of civil society to the development challenge in Africa, ...

Decentralization, The District Assemblies Common Fund And Poverty Alleviation: The Experience Of The Kpando District

ABSTRACT The downward socio-economic trend of the 1970s, which was largely due to the poor management and administration of the resources of this country, compelled the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) government to embark on Economic Reform and Structural Adjustment Programmes. Besides in 1988, government embarked on a democratisation process. Decentralisation became a major policy through which the democratisation process could be enhanced. Decentralisation is not a new ph...

Constitutional Interpretation of Statutes in the Republic of South Africa

The interpretation of statutes or to be more precise, the judicial understanding of the legal rules, deals with those rules and principles which are employed to construct the correct meaning of the legislative text to be applied in legal disputes. In laymen terms, interpretation is about making sense of the total relevant legislative scheme applicable to the situation at hand. Thus, this report will focus on the how the law should be interpreted under our new constitu...

Law Of Evidence In Nigeria Summarized Note

LAW OF EVIDENCE IN NIGERIA CONTENTS   INTRODUCTIONCLASSIFICATION OF EVIDENCE. OTHER RELEVANT PRELIMINARIES (FACT, FACT IN ISSUE, QUESTION OF FACT, QUESTION OF LAW, OPINION, CONTRADICTION, EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE ETC) SOURCES OF NIGERIAN LAW OF EVIDENCE. ILLEGALLY OBTAINED EVIDENCE RELEVANCY AND ADMISSIBILITY. RES GESTAE AND SECTION 4 OF THE EVIDENCE ACT 2011 SECTION 5-11 OF THE EVIDENCE ACT EXAMINED. SIMILAR FACTS EVIDENCE PROOF OF CUSTOM AND JU...

Law of Equity and Trusts

LAW OF EQUITY AND TRUSTS PART I AND II TABLE OF CONTENTS LAW OF EQUITY PART 1 DEFINITION OF EQUITY. NATURE, ORIGIN AND RECEPTION OF EQUITY. THE MAXIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF EQUITY NATURE OF EQUITABLE INTEREST AND THE DOCTRINE OF NOTICE. 9 EQUITABLE INTEREST AND LEGAL ESTATES THE DOCTRINE OF NOTICE. PRIORITY. PARTICULAR EQUITABLE INTERESTS. ASSIGNMENT OF CHOSES IN ACTION. DISTINCTION BETWEEN NOVATION AND ASSIGNMENT. THE DOCTRINE OF CONVERSION TH...

Land Law In Nigeria

LAND LAW NIGERIA I AND II CONTENTS A CURSORY INTRODUCTION THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY. SOURCES OF THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY IN NIGERIA. DEFINITION OF LAND LAND AS THE EARTH’S SURFACE LAND AS CONSISTING OF SUBJACENT THINGS OF A PHYSICAL NATURE LAND AS EVERYTHING ATTACHED TO THE EARTH’S SURFACE (QUIC QUID PLANTATUR). LAND AS CONSISTING OF INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NIGERIAN LAND TENURE SYSTEM. LAND RIGHTS THE RIGHT OF PRESCRIP...

Jurisprudence And Legal Theory In Nigeria Summarized

CONTENTS JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY PART I AND II TOPIC 1: THE NATURE AND MEANING OF JURISPRUDENCE TOPIC 1.1: DISTINCTION BETWEEN JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY: TOPIC 1.2: JURISPRUDENCE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAW OR THE SCIENCE OF LAW TOPIC 1.2.1: UNDERSTANDING PHILOSOPHY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON JURISPRUDENCE: 1.2.2 UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE LAW: 1.3 CONCEPTIONS OF LAW AND SCHOOLS OF JURISPRUDENCE. TOPIC 1.4 DEFINITIONS OF LAW. TOPIC 2: L...

Family Law In Nigeria Summarized Note

FAMILY LAW PART I AND II TABLE OF CONTENTS. Contents FAMILY LAW... 3 INTRODUCTION. 3 SYSTEMS OF MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA. 3 SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE. 5 CONTRACTS TO MARRY. 5 BREACH OF A CONTRACT TO MARRY. 6 THE MARRIAGE. 8 Other misconceived types of marriages: 14 Proof of marriage. 14 The proposed reformation of the marriage act provided that; 15 BRIDE PRICE: 15 SITUATION OF CELEBRATING CUSTOMARY AND STATUTORY MARRIAGE. 16 LEGAL EFFECTS OF A MARRIAGE. 16 MATRIMO...

Conflict Of Laws Nigeria

CONFLICT OF LAWS I AND IITABLE OF CONTENTS:INTRODUCTION:SOURCES OF NIGERIAN RULES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS. DIMENSIONS OF THE SUBJECT (CONFLICT OF LAWS) IN NIGERIA. WHAT IS THE RIGHT NAME FOR THIS COURSE? WHAT EXACTLY IS THE NATURE/AIM OF THIS COURSE? QUESTION OF CHOICE OF LAW. PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DETERMINING APPLICABLE LAW. (REN VOI, INCIDENTAL QUESTION, TIME FACTOR, EXPLAINED. TORT IN THE CONFLICT OF LAWS. LIMIT TO THE APPLICATION OF FOREIGN LAWS. NON-CHOIC...

Property Law Practice Note (2017) Nigerian Law School

GENERAL OVERVIEW AND APPLICABLE LAWS.WEEK 3 -- GENERAL OVERVIEW AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK:: OVERVIEW (OBJECTIVES, CONTENT AND SCOPE) OF THE PROPERTYLAW PRACTICE (MODULE) COURSE: Covers transactions and endeavours bearingon real property1 like deeds, power of attorney, Sale of Land, Leases and Tenancies,Assignment of Leases, Mortgages and charges, License, Easement, LRL, Wills andCodicils, PR, Property Taxation, etc.:: VARIOUS PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS:Sale of Land, Leases and Tenancies, Assignment, Mor...

Nigerian Law School (2017) Civil Litigation Summarized Note

NOTE:All you need is to understand the principles, then back it up with one or two popular case(s).CIVIL LITIGATIONContentsWEEK 3 .................................................................................................................................................... 2WEEK 4 .................................................................................................................................................... 3WEEK 5 PRELIMINARY MATTERS (1) ................................

Marriage and Succession Rights in Nigeria

It is important for parties to ensure that they are in or about to contract a valid marriage under the law, be it a customary marriage or a statutory marriage, this is because, cohabitation no matter how long, is not and does not translate into a marriage under customary law or a marriage under statutory law, neither does it confer marriage rights and responsibilities on the parties of such cohabitation. It is also equally important that not only should parties ensure that they are cont...


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