Research Papers/Topics in International Law And Diplomacy

Achievements And Challenges Of Technical Aid Corps As A Foreign Policy Tool

ABSTRACT . The Technical Aid Corps Scheme is conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria as an instrument of economic diplomacy. The ultimate aim of the programme is to promote Nigerias economic interest and boost her image in the comity of nations. However, despite the huge investment, Nigeria has not leveraged on the opportunities provided by TAC as a policy instrument to harvest economic and other dividends from the recipient states. The aim of the study therefore is to assess the...

The Impact Of Boko Haram Insurgency On Socio-Economic Activities In Nigeria (Study Borno State)

ABSTRACTThe study compacts with the impact of boko haram insurgency in Nigeria, study of Borno State. The study proceeded with the objectives i.e. to investigate the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency on socioeconomic activities in the state. For this study, the use of primary data was applied to get first-hand information from residents of the state and the method of data collection as the questionnaire. Statistical tools were used to analyze the data collected part of which include f...

AN ANALYSIS OF OBASANJO ADMINISTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY

ABSTRACT This paper explores the analysis of Obasanjo administration in International diplomacy. Since independence Nigeria’s foreign policy remains the same but however there was significant change to its foreign policy under the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 – 2007. In another part, the study examine the changes in direction of foreign policy of different administrations as this pertained to the foreign policy establishments in Obasanjo administration and ...

Ethiopia's Foreign Relations Polices towards European Union

The current foreign policy of Ethiopia, namely “The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy” was introduced in 2002. The Ethiopia is in a critical stage in reforming its Foreign policy. The foreign policy of Ethiopia has set various strategies in implementing the core objectives of the external relations. After the introduction of the foreign policy document in 2002, many international changes have been noticed. However, the ...

The Binding Status of International Treaties and Conventions on Sovereign States

ABSTRACT The concept of sovereignty of states has been a matter of much controversy among legal scholars and practitioners. This is as several states have over the years, strived to foster better international relations (diplomacy), with others, as well as reputable international organisations, in order to ensure economic viability and political stability amongst the larger global community, even in the face of maintaining territorial sovereignty. However, traditional international l...

An Assessment of The United Nations and the Gulf War 1, Principle and Collective Security Approaches

The purpose of this research is to critique the Principle of Collective Security and proffer possible solutions to help policy makers in the international arena devise means of calling off collective actions and improve the tenets of Collective Security. Gulf War 1 (1990-1991) is the major focus in critiquing the Principle of Collective Security. The research approach is non-experimental, qualitative, exploratory-descriptive and contextual. In this study, the sampling method was non-probable ...

ISSUES RELATING TO CHINA AS THE EMERGING WORLD ECONOMIC POWER AND ITS INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA

AbstractChina’s remarkable economic growth and relative stability have seen it taking on bigger international roles as an economic and political power of its own kind and in its own right. In fact, it has been opined that “there is unequivocal evidence that China has positioned itself as (the) economically relevant country in the world in recent times such that, it is described as the world’s emerging giant among emerging economies, and as ‘economic powerhouse’.” Being this planet...

The Chicago Convention and Civilian Aircraft in Times of War

AbstractAirspace used for civil aviation is also used for military purposes. Military activities undoubtedly present safety implications for civil aviation. Generally, the greatest risk posed by military activities to civil aviation has been demonstrated by occurrences of civil aircraft being shot down deliberately or by mistake, causing numerous fatalities.This paper undertook a doctrinal analysis of civilian aircraft in times of war; beginning with a conceptual analysis of terms vital to th...

The Doctrine of Res Judicata of an International Arbitral Awards

INTRODUCTIONEvery legal order recognizes the need for finality of disputes and it is commonlyknown as Res Judicata1. This principle exists in all jurisdictions and it is aimed atputting an end to the adjudication of disputes. Some writers suggest it is rooted inpublic policy and others take the view as not taking the second bite at the cherry2, thisprinciple is important to dispute resolution. Dispute resolution can take many formssuch as litigation, to alternative forms among which is arbitr...

STATE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT ERGA OMNES RIGHT: AN APPRAISAL OF THE NIGERIAN STATE PROSECUTION OF THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM

The prevalence of terrorist attacks on the Nigerian State despite the Nigerian government counter-terrorism efforts have led to several discussions on the way forward. This long essay seeks to advocate for international collaboration with the Nigerian government to fight and actually defeat terrorism in Nigeria.ABSTRACTThisstudyseekstoappraisetheprosecutionofthewaragainstterrorism bytheNigerian state governmentvis-à-vis the legalprinciples ofstate responsibility,responsibilitytoprotectanderg...

PROTECTION OF REFUGEES AND CHALLENGES TO INTERNAL SECURITY IN KENYA

AbstractThe refugee situation in Kenya has experienced important changes in the last 20 years. Faced with the refugee crisis of the early 1990s, there was a major shift away from a previous government-led, open, and laisse-faire approach to refugees. The government’s emerging strategy was clear; to offer temporary protection, delegate dealing with refugees to UNHCR and to contain them in remote areas of the country. Kenya is a signatory to 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Statu...

Conflict of Law: Proper Law of Contract

HISTORYUntil the middle of the 19th century, the courts applied the lex loci contractus or the law of the place where the contract was made, to decide whether the give contact was valid. The apparent advantage of this approach was that the rule was easy to apply with certain and predictable outcomes. Unfortunately, it was also open to abuse, e.g. the place could be selected fraudulently to validate an otherwise invalid contract; it might lead to application of laws with no real connec...

THE PROTECTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

ABSTRACT Women with disabilities (WWDs) are three times more vulnerable to violations and exclusion from the enjoyment of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHRs) than their male counterparts with disabilities; how much more their counterparts without disabilities. SRHRs as well as disability rights have become a mainstream topic in International Human Rights circles; the rights having been codified in a number of international instruments. People with Disabilities (PWDs)...

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Abstract Human rights have been in existence since time immemorial. The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented expansion in the domain of internationally recognized rights. This has led to the formal proclamation of human rights as belonging to all persons including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) thus the creation of an independent treaty to universally protect, promote and realize the human rights and fundamental freedoms of PWDs. This paper discusses the international protection of ...

A new dawn in the Maghreb- A case study of Libyas 2011 Uprisings

When we hear of an uprising, the first thing that comes to mind is a state of dissatisfaction which has led to a reaction. But then, It is curious to find in an uprising a situation that seems satisfactory as the trigger. This is especially so in a context where much more troubling situations exist. This is what one may sum of the irony in the Libyan uprising that resulted in a civil war and the subsequent regime change. It is in line with this that this study attempts to unravel the ob...

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