Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Law

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...

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...

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...

A Review of the State of Electricity Generation in Nigeria from 2007 to 2015

Successive governments in Nigeria have shown commitment to improving the availability of electricity in Nigeria, with the formulation of several regulations and policies. Several projects to increase the generation capacity has been implemented, and some completed, but the transmission and distribution capacities have not grown pari passu. The electricity generation capacity, in 2014, has increased in steps from its values in 2007; although, more still needs to be done for Nigeria ...

Rural Electrification: Off-grid experience in the Niger Delta

The data for rural electrification projects, on-grid connectivity, population and others, was collected from the relevant papers and websites. The data was analysed graphically or statistically and the findings were discussed. The Niger Delta states have more generating, transmission and distribution facilities than in most other parts of Nigeria but these facilities are disproportionally distributed. Edo and Delta states have good electricity access, while Cross River and Bayelsa have th...

A Review of Oil and Gas Companies Compliance to Environmental Regulations in Nigeria

The goal of this research is to examine to what extent oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria had been compliant with environmental regulations and laws governing their operations. The projects executed by these companies that had significantly reduced environmental pollutions and how these companies responded to environmental related issues were discussed. The Oil and Gas companies discussed in this work have been relatively compliant, but stronger commitment and cooperation is need...

CONVENTIONAL AND ISLAMIC MORTGAGE FINANCING (A LEGAL COMPARISON)

ABSTRACTHome ownership has been a problem to many people in Nigeria. This is the more reason why efforts are being made from all quarters to alleviate this problem. The two most prominent of these efforts are the Home Financing Schemes, otherwise known as Mortgage Financing, which are made by the public corporations and private institution. The effort of the public corporations is known as Conventional Mortgage Financing while a part of the private institution is that of the Islamic Economic ...

Critical Appraisal Of The Relevancy And Admissibility Of Electronically Generated Evidence In Nigeria

ABSTRACTIn an attempt to address this fundamental issue regarding the admissibility of electronically generated evidence, recourse shall be paid had to the word evidence itself. Evidence is the means by which facts are proved excluding inferences and arguments.There are times in court when we desperately need to rely on evidence in order to prove a very vital point or issue in court. This point can be proved through the use of electronic generated documents which are believed to be in line wi...

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS).

ABSTRACTThe decree of dissolution of marriage which is defined as the legal separation o f man and wife effected by the judgement or decree of a court, and either totally dissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effect so far as it concerns the cohabitation of the parties.Dissolution of marriage seems to be on the increase these days, this is due to the fact that people rushed into ill-advised marriages and they decided to rush out of these marriages as soon as they discovered that...

DUTY OF CARE ITS IMPLICATIONS TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe Medical field is one of the most referred and reverenced profession in that it deals with the lives of human beings and in the course of their dealings with patients, these patients go through tests, operations, diagnosis to mention but a few.The Medical professionals in the course of discharging their duties are sometimes Negligent as regards adhering strictly to their professional Code of Conduct. For instance where a doctor leaves operating instruments in the abdomen of a patie...

JUDICIAL ATTITUDE TO HOMICIDE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTCriminal Law in Nigeria is so wide that it applies to a wide range of crimes. a crime is and act that is deemed by a statute or by the Common Law to be a public wrong and is therefore punishable by the state in Criminal proceeding. The crime of homicide which can be divided into two namely, lawful homicide which is a division of homicide justified or excused by law and they are self defence, suppression of riot, defence of property etc. unlawful homicide is prohibited by law with very...

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SYSTEM BETWEEN THE ANTARCTIC TREATY SYSTEM AND THE ARCTIC REGIME: AN INSIGHT

ABSTRACTAntarctica and the Arctic often regarded as polar regions located at the south and north poles respectively plays an important role of sunlight reflection in the climatic system. Such geo-metrological function of the polar regions ensures the maintenance of balance on planet earth hence the need for protection of the regions as global commons. Thus, the focus of this paper is to x-ray the rationale behind the differential approach in environmental protection of both regions by adoptin...

AVAILING CLIMATE CHANGE JUSTICE USING HUMAN RIGHTS REGIMES AT NATIONAL LEVEL

AbstractClimate Change is a common concern of humankind. In the same viewpoint, there is relatively fairly scientific certainty and consensus that anthropogenic activities dictated by the pursuit of development have led to the present looming crisis of climate change ranging from sea level rise, coastal erosion, decrease in agricultural production, accessibility to clean water and impact on health. Similarly, thIS realization is gaining ground that climate change has a social, econo...


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