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Research Papers/Topics in Law

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...

Conflict of Law: Proper Law of Contract

HISTORYUntil the middle of the 19th century, the courts applied the lex loci contractus or the law of the place where the contract was made, to decide whether the give contact was valid. The apparent advantage of this approach was that the rule was easy to apply with certain and predictable outcomes. Unfortunately, it was also open to abuse, e.g. the place could be selected fraudulently to validate an otherwise invalid contract; it might lead to application of laws with no real connec...

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...

Legal, Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of Treasury Single Account (TSA) Under the Nigerian Constitution

This work looks at the importance of TSA to the Nigeria economy AbstractGovernment banking arrangement are  an important factor for efficient management and control of government cash resources, such banking arrangement  should be designed  to minimize the opportunity cost of cash resources, this requires that all cash received is available for carrying out government expenditure programs and making payments in a timely fashion. Many emerging market and low-income countries have fragmente...

THE PROTECTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

ABSTRACT Women with disabilities (WWDs) are three times more vulnerable to violations and exclusion from the enjoyment of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHRs) than their male counterparts with disabilities; how much more their counterparts without disabilities. SRHRs as well as disability rights have become a mainstream topic in International Human Rights circles; the rights having been codified in a number of international instruments. People with Disabilities (PWDs)...

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Abstract Human rights have been in existence since time immemorial. The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented expansion in the domain of internationally recognized rights. This has led to the formal proclamation of human rights as belonging to all persons including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) thus the creation of an independent treaty to universally protect, promote and realize the human rights and fundamental freedoms of PWDs. This paper discusses the international protection of ...

Understanding the Role of Legal Practitioner in Property Acquisition

The role of a legal practitioner in property acquisition can not be over emphasized. The article sheds light on the roles legal practitioner take to ensure a hitch free property acquisition in Nigeria.Real estate is by far one of the thriving and popular investment options not only in recent times but as far back as anyone could remember. This article aims at shedding light on the role legal practitioners take in acquisition of real property. Before you buy or sell a landed property it is imp...

DECLARATION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES BY PUBLIC OFFICERS IN NIGERIA

The issue of declaration of assets and liabilities has become matter of serious interest to Nigerian's in recent times. This is coming as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice declaring their assets and liabilities publicly and the demand by the president that other Public officers should follow suit

JUSTIFICATION FOR THE STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

This work seek to expose the reasons for the study of Intellectual Property Law.

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

Effects and position of intoxication in Islam

ABSTRACT:This research consists: abstract, introduction, intoxication, conclusion, and references. And also tries  to  define the intoxication, elaborates the types of intoxication substances, psychological effects, social effects, the three stages for prohibition  of intoxication, liquid and drug intoxicants, punishment  for   taking   intoxicants,   conditions   for   punishment,   and recommendation. INTRO...

A new dawn in the Maghreb- A case study of Libyas 2011 Uprisings

When we hear of an uprising, the first thing that comes to mind is a state of dissatisfaction which has led to a reaction. But then, It is curious to find in an uprising a situation that seems satisfactory as the trigger. This is especially so in a context where much more troubling situations exist. This is what one may sum of the irony in the Libyan uprising that resulted in a civil war and the subsequent regime change. It is in line with this that this study attempts to unravel the ob...


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