Research Papers/Topics in Civil Law

Analysis of the Efficacy of the Application of Summary Procedure Against the Ugandan Government

The study will map out the aspect of summary procedure against the Ugandan government. Trial as a rule must precede judgment but under summary procedure there is a judgment and never a trial. For long the government and scheduled corporations were protected from summary procedure until judicial activism opened the flood gates permitting summary suits to be brought against the scheduled corporations. This study will trace the growth and development of the use of summary procedure in the expedi...

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 the r...

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 save them; o...

Legal Frameworks In Support Of Civil Society

INTRODUCTION As 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, in th...

DECLARATION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES BY PUBLIC OFFICERS IN NIGERIA

The issue of declaration of assets and liabilities has become matter of serious interest to Nigerian's in recent times. This is coming as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice declaring their assets and liabilities publicly and the demand by the president that other Public officers should follow suit

PLIGHT OF REFUGEES IN NIGERIA

This paper looks mainly on the causes and impacts of wars in African countries. Nigeria is a good example of many African countries that are experiencing civil wars emerging from political backgrounds.