Research Papers/Topics in Civil Law

Land Evictions and the Quest for Land Justice in Uganda

Land in Uganda is the most important natural resource. Had the British not colonized Uganda may be the Ugandan land administration policy would be different and issues of land evictions would not have been an issue. The 1900 Buganda Agreement had far future resounding impacts that continue to be felt till now. Land evictions being one of those. The agreement disposed the lay people off their land who became squatters in their own land. The land Act of 1998 as amended whereas it introduced the...

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 contractin...

TYPES OF POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS IN KENYA

  The entire chapter 11 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 has been dedicated to expound on matters devolution. Additionally, the First and Fourth Schedules of the Constitution names the Counties and breaks down the various powers and functions, to national and county governments respectively. Further, sharing and devolution of power, is a principle of good governance as stipulated in article 10 of the Constitution of Kenya. Article 186 of the Constitution defines the respective powers and ...

LEGALITY OF THE RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT ORDER BY MR PRESIDENT By Mba Chiemela F

The Corona Virus has presented us with leaders making policies in order to curb the easy spread of the virus. One of these policies is the lock down by Nigerian Government, has this gone against our right to freedom of movement? Or is the lock down still within the ambit of law? 

SOCIAL MEDIA BETWEEN REGULATION AND FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS

n recent times the digital space has evolved from the common use of the Internet as a messaging and search tool into a medium of continuous social interaction. Social media interaction gave birth to the use of unconventional media and unprecedented rise in the Application such as Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp, yahoo messenger, LinkedIn to mention a few, have all emphasized the credence that social media has come to stay. Social media apps have aided globalization hence; promote continuous inter...

THE SCOURGE OF RAPE, A GLOBAL CONCERN

History has found the subject of a rape to be a recurrent phenomenon in all parts of the world, Nigeria inclusive. Often times it has come to stay a fact that women are perceived as weaker sex thus subjected to all sorts of unbelievable vices especially in Africa and Asia. This is informed by varying cultures which has brought about inequality and subjugation of the female folk. This subject has assumed a disturbing dimension that has become a global concern. The subjugation of women in the s...