Research Papers/Topics in Law

RE- EVALUATING THE JUVENILE/CHILD JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

The Institute has immortalized through its public lectures eminent Nigerian jurists who during their lifetime made monumental contributions to the development of the law. One of such jurists was the late Professor Jadesola Akande. Topics of previous lectures traditionally focused on constitutional law and the rights of vulnerable groups. This year’s lecture which examines the Juvenile Justice System in Nigeria is delivered by Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a Professor of Criminal Law, Crimin...

The Role Of The Inter-Parliamentary Union In Strengthening Parliaments In Africa

ABSTRACTThe parliament, as one of the institutions of democracy, is unique. For democracy to take root, citizens need ways to make their voices heard and incorporated into policy decisions. Parliaments provide such ways to articulate popular will. They serve as the peoples’ branch of government alongside the executive and the judicial branches as necessary institutions for democratic good governance. Parliaments in Africa face enormous capacity challenges, especially in countries where a st...

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The Rights Of Internally Displaced Persons In Africa: The Case Of Cote D’ivoire

ABSTRACT This study aims at highlighting the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the grave violations of human rights they are victims of and the multiple difficulties they find themselves in for being forcibly displaced, on the one hand, and the absence of internationally recognized legal instruments on the rights of IDPs and institution with the specific mandate of protection and assistance to internally-displaced persons (IDPs), on the other hand. This work focuses on ...

An Evalution Of The Ownership And Control Of Oil And Gas In Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis With Other Jurisdictions

ABSTRACTThis paper evaluates the ownership and control of oil and gas in Nigeria and the experiences with other jurisdictions. As it is a common knowledge that the bulk of Nigeria revenue is derived from petroleum produce for many years now up until the recent drop in the price of petroleum due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this knowledge, this paper intends to reveal the intendment of the legislature by vesting ownership and control of oil and gas to be within the purview of the State. Sect...

A Critical Appraisal Of The Innovations, Problems And Prospects Of The Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015, In The Nigerian Justice System

ABSTRACTThe recent revelation that it takes twenty two long years to conclude a case up to the Supreme Court, and between five to ten years at the state High Courts, which has made public the challenge of criminal justice administration in Nigeria is startling. Even without further query, it presupposes that the problem with the judiciary is deeply entrenched at the root of its entire structure, and beginning from the court gatemen to bailiffs, clerks, registrars, and messengers down to typis...

An Appraisal Of The Rights Of Victims, Witnesses And Defendants Under The Administration Of Criminal Justce Act (Acja) 2015

ABSTRACTThis long essay aims to examine the existence of rights, under the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, accorded to victims of crime, witnesses in criminal proceedings and criminal defendants and analyze them through comparison with both the antecedence of Nigerian administration of criminal justice as well as global and international standards on these rights through a qualitative doctrinal research of said Act. The purpose of this is to explore the p...

An Examination Of The Legal Rights Of Surgical Patients Under The Nigerian Laws

ABSTRACTWith the passing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and signing of the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 and the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966, there has been a global emphasis on human rights. The issue of patients’ rights has also been brought to prominence with the advent of modern technology and the availability (and use) of artificial measures to prolong life; the evolution of legal rights and duties of patients, an inc...

THE ROLE OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION IN STRENGTHENING PARLIAMENTS IN AFRICA

The parliament, as one of the institutions of democracy, is unique. For democracy to take root, citizens need ways to make their voices heard and incorporated into policy decisions. Parliaments provide such ways to articulate popular will. They serve as the peoples’ branch of government alongside the executive and the judicial branches as necessary institutions for democratic good  governance. Parliaments in Africa face enormous capacity challenges, especially&...

The Role Of Government In The Family Justice System: The Future And Challenges Confronting The System In Nigeria

The Family Justice System, also known as the Juvenile Justice System developed out of a concern for the position of children and young persons in the society.

A Comparative Appraisal Of The Practice And Procedure Of Courtconnected Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nigeria United States Of America And United Kingdom

ABSTRACT Court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (CCADR) or Multi Door Courthouse (MDC), adopted by two Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory, is the integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) into the court system to facilitate access to justice. Several studies have examined the operations of the three MDCs in Nigeria, but studies on their practice and procedure in Nigeria compared with those in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK)...

A Comparative Appraisal Of The Practice And Procedure Of Courtconnected Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nigeria, United States Of America And United Kingdom

ABSTRACT Court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (CCADR) or Multi Door Courthouse (MDC), adopted by two Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory, is the integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) into the court system to facilitate access to justice. Several studies have examined the operations of the three MDCs in Nigeria, but studies on their practice and procedure in Nigeria compared with those in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK)...

Collaborating with other Disciplines: Best Practice For Legal Clinics - A Case Study of the Women’s Law Clinic, University of Ibadan Nigeria

Abstract There is a gradual shift in research towards a multi-disciplinary approach. This paradigm move is in compliance with globalization. According to Carla Mariano, the human service professions are facing problems so complex that no one discipline can possibly respond to them effectively. 1 It has been noted that many clients in the Women’s Law Clinic (WLC) of the University of Ibadan not only have problems tagged as legal, but problems closely related to other disciplines such a...

The Machinery Justice in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe human society is dynamic, interrelated and ever growing and advancing in every ramification. The rule o f the jungle where the fittest and the fiercest is in charge cannot be tolerated if there is going to be anything like civilisation. Yet human nature itself breeds oppression o f the weak by the strong - while the evolution of the state itself has to do with protection o f the weak from the oppressive tendencies o f the strong. The quest for justice and protection brought...

LAW AND JUSTICE

Legal scholars, texts  and philosophers have been given different definitions to the term law.

THE REPORT OF THE NATIONAL STUDY GROUP ON DEATH PENALTY

ABSTRACTThe National Study Group of Death Penalty was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation


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