Research Papers/Topics in Civil Law

"A Legal Analysis of the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol and Its Relevance to Uganda with Specific Emphasis On the Clean Development Mechanism"

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION ..................................................................................................... iAPPROVAL ............................................................................................................ iiDEDICATION ....................................................................................................... iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ..................................................................................... ivLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ....

The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement

Table of ContentsDECLARATION ........................................................................................................................ iAPPROVAL .............................................................................................................................. iiDEDICATION .......................................................................................................................... iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ..........................................................

The Role of the Police in The Administration of Justice. A Case Study of Uganda

ABSTRACT  The research on the role of the police is presented in the following study that was under taken to reveal the stand of the police's role in the administration of criminal justice in Uganda from the colonial time it was formed to the present. The study is divided into two (2) sections in which section one introduced us to the role played by a democratic police institution, gave us a background of the study, problem statement, objective of the study, research hypothesis, the research...

An Appraisal of the Legal Roles and Liabilities of Executors and Administrators of Estates in Uganda

CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.0   Introduction 2.0   The law of inheritance provides for the manner of inheriting property, the mode of distributing properties of deceased persons and how other related matters should be dealt with. If a person dies, there are various legal consequences, the most important of which will concern the status of his partner, if the deceased was married or had a civil partnership, and the distribution of any property the deceased owned. Property inherit...

The Concept of Separation of Powers in Uganda

CHAPTER ONE SEPARATION OF POWERS 1.1.0 General Introduction This paper intends to address the concept of separation of powers in Uganda between the three organs of government videlicet, the legislature, Executive and the judiciary1 . This paper is geared towards providing a comprehensive and a current ' critical analysis of the concept of separation of powers, its merits and demerits and the extent to which Uganda has complied with the concept. Separation of powers is often used to justify t...

The Challenges of The Doctrine of Separation of Powers Under The 1999 Nigerian Constitution

ABSTRACT The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) made the theory of separation of powers a fundamental principle of state governance. The 1999 Constitution in different sections vested the powers of government in separate organs of government as follows: Section 4 deals with the Legislative powers; Section 5 deals with the Executive powers, while Section 6 is concerned with Judicial powers. This kind of separation of powers is known as the horizontal separation...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE LAGOS STATE LAW ON THE PROHIBITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

AN APPRAISAL OF THE LAGOS STATE LAW ON THE PROHIBITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABSTRACT The protection against domestic violence is a very crucial issue and is indispensable in the achievement of a safe and serene family and environmental life. Different forms of violence are perpetuated in numerous degrees daily especially against women and children who are usually on the receiving end. It is in recognition of the need to protect against violence and abuses that Lagos State has taken the la...

RIGHT TO LIFE AND JUSTIFICATION FOR AND AGAINST THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

ABSTRACT The right to life is the most basic, fundamental, primordial and supreme right which human beings are entitled to have and without which the protection of all other human rights becomes either meaningless or less effective. Indeed, the right of each person to life is something, which is intrinsic to his status as a human being and which is a necessary concomitant of human existence. The preservation of this right is one of the essential functions of the state and the numerous provi...

JUSTIFICATION FOR AND THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

ABSTRACT The legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law has been in existence from time immemorial, people have been put to death for various forms of wrong doings and methods of execution have included crucifixion, stoning, drowning, burning at stake, impaling and beheading. Today capital punishment is typically accomplished by lethal gas or injection, electrocution, hanging or shooting. The human right proponents see death penalties as a violation of the right to lif...

ROLES OF LEGISLATURE IN IMPEACHMENT PROCEDINGS UNDER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to explore the roles of Legislature in impeachment proceeding under the 1999 constitution. The principal function of the Legislative arm of government is to legislate and make law for good governance in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. The Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives while the Legislative power of a state is vested in the State House of Assembly. The Leg...

RIGHT OF EXPRESSION UNDER THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

ABSTRACT The entrenchment of Right of Expression as a fundamental human right in Nigeria could be traced to the 1960 Independence Constitution and those that followed it. The Independence Constitution of 1960 and the Republican Constitution of 1963 have provisions for the protection of fundamental human rights. The 1979 and the 1999 constitutions went further by providing a bill of right. This entrenchment of human right provisions in our constitutions was aimed at creating a society which pr...

PROVOCATION AS A DEFENCE TO CRIMINAL LIABILTY

ABSTRACT Provocation on its own it not a total defense as to make the accused discharged of his guilt. It reduces murder to manslaughter. This essay considers the adequacy of this defense by examining it under the penal laws of Nigeria and different centers. The general requirement is that of the deceased must have been caused by accused upon provocation induced by the deceased himself and this must be offered before the accused had time for his passion to cool down. The injury inflicted mus...

DO JUDGES MAKE LAW (A CURSORY LOOK AT THE RECURRING QUESTION)

ABSTRACT It is common knowledge that the age long principle of Separation of powers allocates the governmental functions of law making, law implementation and law interpretation to the Legislative, Executive and Judicial arms of government respectively and each arm is to function independently without any unwarranted intermeddling. It is trite that the function of lawmaking for peaceful coexistence and orderliness in the society is vested in the recognized law making organ, in the Nigerian c...

APPLICABILITY OF NATURAL LAW PRINCIPLES TO THE LAW OF NEGLIGENCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The essence of creation of man in any environment is to interact, relate and have dealings with each other, in these relationships, certain level of moral standards is expected to be maintained which has necessitated the need for a guiding of conduct. Hence, the introduction of the law which is regarded as rules, and principles set out in order to streamline the activities of man with each other. Natural law theory emphasizes that, law has a divine or supernatural origin and for hu...

AN APPRAISAL OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ABSTRACT The traditional focus of International Law has been upon the rights and obligations of states while International Criminal Law regulates the conduct of individuals and also punishes those who commit heinous and barbaric crimes against others. The most prevalent of these crimes include genocide, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. After the end of World War II, the Allies tried Nazi leaders responsible for the massacre to demonstrate that such would not be p...


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