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Research Papers/Topics in Law

Visiting the Concept of Corporate Criminal Liability

ABSTRACTCompany law forms one of the major areas of law today in Nigeria. The basis of this research work is to focus on the concept of criminal liability of corporations in Nigeria. In this regard, it basically looks at the corporation as a legal personality or as a person who can be liable for a crime just like a natural person. And therefore it looks at the various crimes that can be committed by a company under Nigerian law and the corresponding penalties for such an offence or offences.&...

An Overview of International Criminal Court

ABSTRACTThe source of law in most African countries is Customary law, the Common law and legislation both colonial and post-independent.  In a typical African country, the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to Customary law.Customary law has great impact in the area of addressing matters such as civil wrongs, crimes and traditional matter since this law developed in an era dominated by patriarchy where some of its norms conflict ...

A Critique of African Customary Law in Nigeria as it Relates to Civil Wrongs And Crimes

ABSTRACTThe source of law in most African countries is Customary law, the Common law and legislation both colonial and post-independent.  In a typical African country, the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to Customary law.Customary law has great impact in the area of addressing matters such as civil wrongs, crimes and traditional matter since this law developed in an era dominated by patriarchy where some of its norms conflict ...

A Critical Appraisal of the Doctrine of Corporate Personality under the Nigerian Law

ABSTRACTMore than 100 years ago the UK house of Lords in the famous Solomon case established a maxism  that a company is a  separate legal entity distinct from its members. Thereby it determined the directions of modern company law and the nature of private limited companies similar doctrines are incorporated in the statutory provisions of continental countries, Nigeria being a case study here. A separate legal personality and limited liability as a device has ai...

Provocation As A Defence To Criminal Liability: The Nigerian Perspective

ABSTRACT One of the defences open to an accused which may exculpate or mitigate him from criminal liability is provocation. The law recognizes that human beings are prone to losing their control under extreme rage and should they react violently, justice demands that account be taken of this natural tendency of theirs in inflicting punishment. The defence of provocation is available to an accused as a mitigating defence rather than an absolute one because much as the law recognizes human...

Law As It Were: The Place Of Social, Moral Value in Contemporary Nigeria

ABSTRACT.This research work is centred on Law as it Were: the Place of Social and Moral Value in Contemporary Nigeria. The Law is as old as the creation of man and all of God’s creatures. He made Law to ensure the Harmony and Peaceful co-existence among his Creatures. By his Laws, He defined the limit for man.Law in any Society is as old as the society itself. This is because when a Society or Community is formed, Laws are usually put in place to ensure the Continuity of that Society or Com...

The Role of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission in the Fight against Corruption in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe issue of corruption has led to loss of confidence in Nigeria by its citizens at home and abroad including the international community at large due to the activities of fraudsters, corrupt public officials and mis-governance by our leaders. On the international scene, Nigeria has been blacklisted as a slate in which integrity and transparency are alien and where no transactions occur without greasing palms. There is a culture of unregulated informal economy, inefficient contract aw...

A Case For And Against The Abolition Of Capital Punishment Under Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System

ABSTRACTEver since independence, the criminal justice system of Nigeria has accommodated capital punishment which is also known as “death penalty”, as a punitive measure for specifically defined offences. In the past 15 years, scholars, researchers and students of penology and criminology have championed the debate for abolition of death penalty and vice versa. As of December 31st 2013, the number of abolitionist states stood at 140, while that of the retentionist States stood at 58, with...

JUSTICIABILITY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLE OF STATE POLICY UNDER CHAPTER TWO OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION; LESSON FROM THE PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATION BY INDIAN COURTS

ABSTRACTThis Long essay sets out to analyse the provisions of chapter  II of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN) 1999 and the attitudes of Nigerian courts to its enforceability. It argues that the claim of non-enforceability of Chapter II is a reflection of class politics which is programmed against the interests of the poor and downtrodden, and not necessarily because the Constitution ousts the jurisdictional competence of the court to adjudicate on implementation...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE NIGERIAN ELECTORAL LAWS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SMART CARD READERS; A CASE STUDY OF THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

ABSTRACTThe electoral process is an all encompassing process that includes registration of voters, identifying the political parties to be voted for, voting, counting of votes, declaration of election results as well as procedures and avenue for challenging election results. Elections have become the most acceptable process of changing leadership in any given political system in the present day. Election has been defined as the process of selecting a person to occupy a position or office, usu...

THE TRAVAILS OF A NEW WIG IN NIGERIA AND THE WAY FORWARD FOR A ROOKIE LAWYER

INTRODUCTIONTo qualify as a lawyer in Nigeria, you must have spent a minimum of five years (four years for direct entry students) at a university in Nigeria and one year at the Nigerian law school for a practical training course, which culminates in the Bar Final Examinations. Apart from the aforesaid, there are other ways of qualifying as a lawyer in Nigeria. However, it is the most common method of becoming a lawyer in Nigeria, and a majority of lawyers in the country passed through this pr...

A CRITICAL APPRISAL OF LEGITIMACY AND LEGITIMATION UNDER NIGERIAN FAMILY LAW

ABSTRACTThis long essay is concerned with the concept of legitimacy, which is an important concept, as it determines the status of a child in relation to the society, while a legitimate child is conferred with the rights and duties of a legitimate child, which includes right to maintenance, succession among other rights, an illegitimate child is denied of these right by virtue of the fact of his illegitimate birth and he remain so, until and unless he is legitimated either by the subsequent m...

THE IMPORTANCE OF MENS REA IN ESTABLISHING CRIMINAL LIABILITY VIS-A-VIS THE RATIONALE FOR STRICT LIABILITY OFFENCES

ABSTRACT “Mens Rea”, the mental element of an offence can be in the form of intention, recklessness, knowledge and in some instances, negligence or any other state of mind prescribed by the law creating an offence. Developed and integrated into the English criminal law around the twelfth century to the thirteenth century when it was fully integrated into the English criminal law, it has alongside actus reus (physical element), concurrence and causation become an integral part of the ...

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: A CHILD RIGHT OR CULTURAL IMPERIALISM

ABSTRACTFemale genital mutilation (FGM) or female circumcision (FC) is to some people in the society, a barbaric practice while to others it is a custom and a respectable cultural practice. There have been several municipal and international laws enacted over the years in furtherance of the quest to abolish the practice of FGM as it is asserted to be harmful to the health of the girl child. However, there are similar practices in the Western World that are not regarded as barbaric or harmful ...

Criminal liability for certain copyright infringement

    INTRODUCTIONCopyright is a major platform or format by which works eligible for copyright are protected against unauthorized use. The necessities of extending to the creator of the works in which copyright subsist a suitable reward for his labors has long been recognized and cannot seriously be questioned . Copyright law performs a number of important functions. It facilitates public access to knowledge and a wide range use of creative works of authorship and, in so doing, it he...


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