Research Papers/Topics in Law

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

AbstractCorporate sustainability reporting has become an issue of vital importance as globalisation and the impacts of businesses on the environment and society have become more evident. Pressing issues like climate change as a result of man-made activities and other environmental disasters have caused stakeholders, investors, NGOs and governments to demand for more transparency from corporations with the hope that this could lead to a change in the behaviour of corporations towards the envir...

RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF CREDITORS AND DEBTORS IN SECURED CREDIT TRANSACTIONS

A major way to boost any economy is by availability of credit to business enterprises. However, there are many factors that could hinder the availability of credit in the society; lack of adequate legal framework for secured financing is one of them. There is a direct relationship between a good legal framework for security devices and the availability of credit in a country.This paper looks at rights and liabilities of creditors and debtors in a secured credit transaction especially in light...

PENSION REFORM ACT 2014 AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA

This article touches on the Nigerian pensions reform of 2014 and its applicability. It also elucidates the innovations therein. 

THE BENCH, BAR, INVESTIGATING AGENCIES AND ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN IN NIGERIA

The role of the Bench, Bar and other investigative agencies in Nigeria's anti-corruption fight is quite beyond doubt. Though Nigeria's Criminal Code and the Penal Code makes extensive provisions criminalizing all corrupt acts, the procedure required to be employed when dealing with allegations of corruption in some certain offices is as provided by the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, however these constitutional provisions has of recent brought to the front burner argument on the role of the Be...

THE ROLE OF LAW IN MAINTAING SANITY AND PREVENTING IMPUNITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SETTING

Law is an instrument of social engineering, it dictates the the development of any given society. The instrument of law must be employed to curb arbitrariness and the excesses of power hence the very important role played by law in a Democratic setting so as to prevent a gradual slide into insanity and anarchy.

Utility of Confessional Statement in Criminal Trials

AbstractA person standing trial for a criminal offence enjoys the presumption of innocence until his guilt is proved, the proof of which must be beyond reasonable doubt. Nonetheless, the suspect can confess to the commission of the crime and the court is empowered to convict, based on the weight of such confession. Incidentally, the court is often faced with objections to the admissibility of confessional statements based on the ground of retraction or involuntariness. Despite increas...

The Registration of Intellectual Property(IP) is not where IP ends

IP's role in the global economy is becoming more significant as, increasingly, the most innovative companies are those that trade not in goods, but services, ideas, technology, and data. Kodak is out. Instagram is in

CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ASSAULT AS A TORT OF TRESPASS TO PERSON

ABSTRACTThe conception held by many including the average man on the streets about assault is that it connotes battery i.e. the direct act of a person that causes bodily contact with another person in an unlawful way without his consent. This definition is against the real meaning of assault in most jurisdictions since assault truly means an unlawful act of putting another person in the imminent fear of battery. However, the term assault is used concurrently with battery instead of being a se...

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW: IGBOMINA AS A CASE STUDY

There has been arguments as to the existence of any form of Law in Africa before colonization by some authors like Driberg, Holleman, Smith and hosts of other; who denied the existence of African Philosophy of Law on the one part and others like Elias, Idowu and some other African authors; who had favourably argued the existence of African Philosophy of Law on the other part. This study intends to support the view of African authors that there exists African Philosophy of Law in Tr...

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ITS PRACTICABILITY AND OTHERWISE IN SETTLING MATRIMONIAL DISPUTES.

Can two walk unless they are agreed? Since Marriage is about two people (the man and woman), who are of different background, opinion, ideologies, vocation, etc. there is bound to be the presence of elements of disagreement or disagreements between them, which may finally lead into an action for divorce in Court. An action for divorce been brought in court is not prone to solutions through judicial process, but can be solved through other means aside the normal court process. The...

Sources of Law: Interpretation of Statutes

Interpretation of statutes can be said to mean judicial review of legislative actions. The interpretation of statutes is embarked on by the judiciary and as such these constitutes or formulates a source of law. As a result of the foregoing, can we say that Judges make law? What is the ratio for the laws made by the Judges? How do Judges reach a verdict that becomes law? How do Judges reason? How are laws formulated by Judges become binding and on who? these are some of the questions this...

Critical Legal Studies Movement: An Appraisal

In assessing the critical legal studies movement, this paper takes a critical look at the ideology, the activities, heritage and ideology of the movement. The paper in reaching a reasonable analysis and assessment of the movement considered the pros and cons of the movement as postulated by learned writers in the field of Legal Theory, especially Robert Unger. In conclusion, the paper tried to apply the theory of the movement to modern time and recommended some reformation to allow the t...

TAXATION OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

This essay borders on whether or not Religious Institution are expected by law to pay tax.My discus is streamline into the following:Introduction,Definition of terms,Statutory Provisions,Taxable Income Of Religious Institution,ConclusionFootnotes

The Need for the Implementation of Age Discrimination Law in Nigeria

In Nigeria today the only types of anti-discrimination laws under the constitution or any other statute are discrimination based on gender, disability, religion and ethnicity; there is currently no law preventing age discrimination.  The United Kingdom in 2006 enacted the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations then the Equality Act of 2010. This acts prevents discrimination based on Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Reli...

ENDING AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP - TERMINATION AND DISMISSAL

An Employment relationship just like any contract can be brought to an end by either of the parties to the contract. This article looks at the legal issues that arise where an employment relationship is brought to an end by termination or dismissal by an Employer.


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