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Comparative Analysis of Justifiability of Economic and Social Rights in Nigeria

ABSTRACT The debate about whether economic and social rights can be or should be adjudicated and enforced by courts or other bodies in Nigeria has been on-going since the 1960s when the rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) were divided into two separate covenants. One contained economic, social and cultural rights; while civil and political rights were set out in the other. In the light of this, can it cogently be argued that the International Covenant on Economic, Socia...

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The Environmental Challenges in the Oil Rich Albertine Graben: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework

ABSTRACT Uganda announced the discovery ofcommercially viable amounts ofoil deposits in 2006. This was followed by much jubilation as oil is expected to uplift Uganda’s economy from fangs of poverty and transform her economic development. Howeveri the discovery ofoil has occurred within the Albertine Rjft region, which is one ofthe richest biodiversity hotspots. Unfortunately, at the time the oil exploration starte4 Uganda did not have the requisite law and Personnel with requisite technica...

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Risk management in Tullow Oil Company in Uganda: A Legal and Policy Perspective.

ABSTRACT The major purpose of the study was examining risk management in the Oil and gas companies facing a myriad of risks in today's global marketplace especially in Uganda using Tullow oil as a case. The risks range from volatile commodity price~ which are less linked to basic supply and demand but more to global socio-economic factors, to increased health, safety and environmental pressures. These are just few examples of the serious risks and threats that can impact oil and gas companies...

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Enforcement of Human Rights Norms in Environmental Protection in Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research work examined the enforceability of human rights norms in environmental protection. And critically reviews the functionality of human rights law in environmental protection and how it can be made to drive enforceability in order to reduce the impact of environmental stressors. The work treats the legal literature and theory of Environmental law and Human rights –and factors of enforcement of human rights law in Nigeria .It establishes that several theories have emerge...

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Developing an Effective Legal Framework for Corporate Criminal Liability Administration in Nigeria

ABSTRACT The evolution of the concept of corporate criminal liability of corporations is characterized by relentless struggles of the judiciary to overcome the problem of assigning criminal blame to fictional entities. Initially, a corporation was considered to be an entity devoid of a person in the strict sense; therefore, criminal guilt was considered to be quite difficult to establish in cases of aberrations of criminal nature by it. The principle of vicarious liability instead of criminal...

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An Overview of the Legal Regime for Oil Revenue in Uganda

ABSTRACT This study explored an overview of the legal regime for oil revenue in Uganda which intended to help the people of Uganda and government to üriplement their expectations from oil. This requires putting in place new legislations for oil and gas administration and management of petroleum revenues. This research provides details on how the anticj~ated revenues shall be managed and integrated into the existing government systems with a view of miti~qating the overall impact of these rev...

Forestry Governance in Mabira and Mpanga

ABSTRACT In Uganda, land use continues to change over time. Land use and forestry governance have continued to influence each other. There is increasing xiv public attention and debate about land tenure and forest degradation, privatization, and encroachment on land, and forest governance in Uganda. Poor governance is one of the main reasons for the decline of forest resources. This thesis is from a study that looked at land use and forestry governance in parts of central Uganda. The research...

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Pension Reform Act 2014 and Its Application to Persons and Firms in Nigeria

This article simply examines the Pensions Reform Act 2014 and applicability to individuals and organization in Nigeria. It goes further to discuss the guidelines and procedure to register under a micro pension plan provided for under the Act. It concludes by emphasizing that smaller organizations can participate under the via a micro pension plan. 

Analysis Of the Legal Framework for Combating Bank Fraud in Uganda

Abstract Bank fraud, defalcation and forgeries have unprecedented prepositions and dimensions in the banking industry. Fraud in Ugandan is epidemic and has its root firmly entrenched in the social setting1 . A report of the Uganda Bankers Association indicates that albeit the good performance of the financial system in supporting the economy through intermediation and operation of the payment system, the financial sector faces the problem of bank fraud which unfortunately is on the increase. ...

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Social-legal Implications of Violence Against Women: Case Study of the North and South Kivu Provinces In Democratic Republic Of Congo During The Armed Conflict

ABSTRACT This study examined aspects of sexual violence in the North and South Kivu provinces of DRC during armed conflict. Literature was reviewed based on the various sub themes; in all its aspects it alluded to sexual violence as a practice that emanates from unequal power relations and discrimination between men and women in all spheres of life. The study employed a descriptive study design with a triangulation of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. The qualitative method...

Legal Intersection between Corporate Governance and Bank Financing of Companies in Burundi

ABSTRACT  In Burundi, corporate governance is a new concept in the legal perspective; we find a poor legal system and reluctance to enforce the laws. The end result is that we find many companies in a bad position and in their downfall, they also involve banks that give them debts which they are unable to repay. The main objective of this study is to analyze whether the laws governing bank financing can, in one way or another, influence the way corporate governance is done in companies. What...

Women Reproductive Rights: An Examination of the Emerging Legal Practices in Uganda

ABSTRACT This research was focused on the Women Reproductive Rights: An Examination of The Emerging Legal Practices in Uganda. This was examined through different method of tools in relations to An Examination of The Emerging Legal Practices in Uganda, presented a description and explanation of procedures used in conducting the study, particularly in sampling and data collection. Qualitative method was used to collect from sample population earmarked for the study. The study discovered that t...

A Critical Analysis of the Independence of Judiciary in Kenya, Before and After the Promogulation of the 2010 Constitution.

ABSTRACT The judiciary in Kenya has been progressively viewed as subservient to the executive, an upholder ofstate power and a poor protector of cit,~ens’ rights. The rejection of the judicialy as an independent and impartial arbiter of disputes was a major contributor to the post-election violence experienced in December 2007 which resulted in anarchy and massive loss of ilves and property, therefore, this thesis contends that there is a contextually symbiotic llnk between separation of po...

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An Examination of the Regulatory Regime for Oil Prices in the Down Stream Sector in Uganda

ABSTRACT Uganda ilberalized the downstream petroleum sector fri 1994. It was belleved that by opening up the sector and letting the L’idustry manage and sustain itself the benefits of a regulated industry with open market operations and competition would translate into low prices and benefits the people. Price determination Is far from being determined by market forces. This fittle success has been overshadowed by failure to realize a competitive market that would have resulted into low dom...

An Analysis of the Legal and Policy Frameworks Governing Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda

ABSTRACT Today, microfinance is accepted as a necessary instrument for reducing poverty in Pwanda. As long as, the appropriate instruments are well used in a suitable legal framework, microfinance can help in strengthening the poor~ capacities~ to create jobs and to generate revenues on a sustainable basis. A National Microfinance Policy has been devised and adopted specifically for controlllng frauds and exploitative tendencies. This defines the orientations of microfinance and allows MFI5 t...

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