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A Constitutional State of Emergency in Nigeria

Last Saturday a terrorist attack by the Islamist insurrectionist group Boko Haram killed well over 100 people in the Nigerian city of Kano. This tragic event may have strengthened the domestic position of beleaguered Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at a time when sectarian violence, and increasingly visible popular protests against rising gasoline prices, seem to

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Published on January 26, 2012
Author:          Filed under: Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Nigeria
 
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Doctrine of Necessity in Nepal: A Bractonian Blunder?

Henry de Bracton was a 13th Century British jurist who, among other things, defended supreme papal authority over secular affairs and recommended that criminal trials be undertaken “by ordeal” (wherein the defendant would hold red-hot iron or be thrown bound into a lake under the premise that a just god would protect the innocent). While

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Published on October 6, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Fiji, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan
 
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The Constitutionality of Nigeria’s Recent Constitutional Amendment

A number of aggrieved parties including the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have filed suits in Nigerian courts seeking an interpretation of the constitutionality of the recent amendment of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nigeria’s National Assembly recently declared that the recent constitutional amendment

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Published on September 10, 2010
Author:          Filed under: ANCL, Enyinna Nwuache, hp, Nigeria