Several private international legal frameworks have been developed in Europe, which has a long history of international legal cooperation through the European Union and its predecessors. The legislative experience and success of the European Union are exemplified by the Brussels legal regime on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Africa has not been as successful as Europe in developing legal frameworks that are applicable and effective on a continental basis. Using the Bru...
Wittgenstein’s Tractarian discussion of solipsism opens with the claim that ‘[t]he limits of my language mean the limits of the world’ (TLP 5.6.) According to this paper, Wittgenstein expresses here a thought that the subject makes no sense of her thinking having content going beyond in kind that which she possesses in thinking. What the subject possesses in thinking is furthermore a truth or falsity, so that the idea is ruled out of truth-independent substance to the world. At the same time,...
Parties find it difficult to determine which Nigerian High Court should intervene in the appointment of arbitrators due to conflicting judicial precedents. This perennial challenge has defied any legal solution. Considering relevant case law, this article examines the Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA) vis-à-vis the Nigerian Constitution. The main argument is that the Nigerian Constitution read alongside the ACA confers the Federal High Court with additional jurisdiction to appoint arbitr...
International criminal law has flourished in recent years, with the emergence of several international criminal tribunals and developing a substantial body of jurisprudence, substantive and procedural rules but there is no existing international criminal tribunal with special jurisdiction over environmental crimes. While several international criminal law scholars have questioned the utility of international criminal law in relation to environmental harm, this paper argues that international ...
Mutual trust plays an important role in facilitating the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments also reflects some degree of mutual trust, although not explicitly. Commonwealth African countries seem to be influenced by mutual trust but have not yet adopted any coherent approach in the conflict of laws. This incoherence has impeded the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments especially in Africa. T...
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