Research Papers/Topics in Law

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.

INHIBITIONS OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

ABSTRACTGenerally, many societies differentiate between the sexes over rights, duties and functions.

Human Organ Trade: Trending Issues and the Relationship to Access in Justice

In a world facing a constant battle between the law and crime, yet another offspring of crime is unabashedly conceived and manages to seep out despite all attempts by the justice systems all over the world to eliminate or mitigate to the barest minimum crime in all its forms.Human Organ trade is a new trend in crime and is in fact fast topping the echelons of criminal strata and is indeed a very deadly crime to battle with. The question one might ask is, how long is the hand of the law or bet...

Traditional Coup D’états In The Bamenda Grassfields Of Cameroon Chieftaincy Institution: A Historical Exploration

ABSTRACT One  of  the  most  noticeable  features  of  the  social-cultural  heritage  of  the Cameroon  Grassfields  is  the  chieftaincy  institution.    Chiefs  are  a  permanent feature  of  the  Cameroonian  Grassfields  society.  Throughout  history, Grassfields  chiefs  have  been  at  the  center  of  the  political,  social-economic  and cultural  life  of  their  respective  societies.    This  paper  reveals  that  the  violent det...

International Media Campaign on Human Rights Abuses and Extra-Judicial Killings in the Ongoing Nigerian Military’s Counter-Insurgency: The Victor, the Victim and the Abused

Abstract The  unsettled  and  subjective  nature  of  what  constitute  human  rights abuse  and  extra-judicial  killing  affords  most  western  nations  and international  media  to  misconstrue  security-related  matters  in  most developing  world.  More  problematic  is  how  such  misconstrued  reality on  the  ground  and  publicity  inform  policy  decisions  of  these  nation, thereby,  undermining  military  counterinsurgency  operation...

Nigeria’s Ratification of International Human Rights Instruments and the Question of the Non-Justiciability of Chapter II of Its 1999 Constitution

Abstract  This  paper  examined  the  implication  of  Nigeria’s  ratification  of international  human  rights  instruments  in  relation  to  enforcement  of socio-economic  rights  in  the  country  and  debunked  the  age-long postulation  that  Chapter  II  of  the  Nigerian  Constitution  is  nonjusticiable.  The  paper  proceeded  to  show  that  even  if  Chapter  II  of  the said  Constitution  was  to  be  held  to  be  non-jus...

Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim

Litigation is often considered the last resort in the conflict resolution process. The litigation mechanism is commenced by the aggrieved party - the Plaintiff - taking out a writ against the other party in Court. Where a matter is contentious, the Rules of Court requires the Plaintiff to commence the suit by way of a Writ of Summons which should be filed along with a Statement of Claim and served on the other party (the Defendant). When served, a Defendant amongst other things is requi...

A Comparative Study between Islamic and Western Jurisprudence

 The object and purpose of the comparative study of any affair is to know which of the two things to be compared is more in the interest of mankind and promotes human dignity.  In doing so, first of all each of the things to be compared is defined, its sources are mentioned, and its theories are traced.  After doing that, similarities and dissimilarities between the things compared are pointed out.  In this paper at hand, an effort has been made to discuss all these matters concerning Wes...

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN NIGERIA: RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT IN STATES. HOW LEGAL?

ABSTRACTBarely six months into its discovery, the wide spread effects of the coronavirus pandemic has appeared largely untameable. The pandemic has gravely affected the world economy, this is apart from the devastating health hazards and survival uncertainties. As part of its strategy to control the spread of the virus, the Nigerian government has ordered the lockdown of some major cities in the country. This decision has engendered criticisms and arguments. The purpose of this paper is to su...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA

Artificial intelligence is no new development to the world. It is evident to have existed over time and has proven to be beneficial to the various sectors it is applied. The legal profession in most technology advanced countries have taken advantage of this development. However, the legal profession in Nigeria appears to be behind on this technological advancement. This is as a result of the non IT inclined nature of the system of practice. This article highlights the existing challenges...

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Problem of unenforceablility

In our world today we have mainly two categories of rights based on degree of enforceability, enforceable and unenforceable rights. The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which form part and parcel of the unenforceable rights were elucidated, stating the importance of same and why it should be enforceable. 

Legal Perspectives on the Offence of Rape in Nigeria: The Criminal and Penal Codes vis-à-vis the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015

AbstractNext  to  murder,  the  offence  of  rape  is  considered  one of  most  heinous  violations  of  the  right  of  its  victims  as well  as  an  intolerable  breach  of  the  moral  and  legal  codes  in  any  given  society.  The  despicable  nature  of  the  act and  its  aftermath  on  a  victim  explains  why  it  is  legally  categorised  as  a  felony  punishable  by  a  lifetime imprisonment.  Previous  epochs  had  d...

The Law Governing Divorce in Nigeria

The law governing divorce in Nigeria.TABLE OF CONTENT• INTRODUCTION • MARRIAGE • TYPES OF MARRIAGE • DIVORCE  • DIVORCE AS IT RELATES TO THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MARRIAGE  • CUSTODY OF CHILDREN • OPINION • CONCLUSION • REFERENCES

Trade Secret Protection Within the European Union (EU) and Breach of Confidence

TABLE OF CONTENTSPART AINTRODUCTIONTRADE SECRETS EXPLAINED SUMMARY/RATIONAL FOR THE NEW EU DIRECTIVE ON TRADE SECRETBINDINGNESS OF THE DIRECTIVE ON THE UK VIS-AS-VIS BREXITOVERVIEW OF THE US TRADE SECRETS LAW COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE US & THE EU TRADE SECRETS DIRECTIVESa.   Meaning of Trade Secrets under the EU And DTSAb.   Confidentiality in court proceeding c.   Limitation Period d.   Protection for Whistle Blowerse.   RemediesCHALLENGES LIKELY TO BE FACED BY THIS DIRECTIV...


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