Research Papers/Topics in Law

ENFORCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA- THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN PEOPLES

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights was set up pursuant to the coming into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, saddled with the responsibilities of promoting and enforcing the rights of the African people and further checkmating human rights breaches amongst its member states. This paper will contend that the commission while performing its duties is faced with numerous challenges and setbacks which tend to dissuade it, and which have in fact, hindered ...

ADR:CLIENT INTEREST-FRIENDLY THAN LITIGATION

Disputes are bound to arise as long as human interaction is concerned. What however differentiates man from other animals is his ability to manage his disputes. Over the years, a very popular method of resolving disputes is through litigation/the court. This presentation briefly juxtaposes litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, carefully showing how ADR fits into the best interest of clients than litigation. 

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...

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...

CULTURE AND UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

ABSTRACTThe import of this essay is to show that international human rights are universal without ruling out the impact of culture in enhancing the effective implementation of the obligation of states in promoting, protecting and enforcement of international human rights. Although, the essay will not attempt to portray international human rights as being subservient to states' cultural practices but will establish complementarities between both. Thus, the approach of this essay will be t...