Three NIALS Staff were among the six Nigerians who presented papers at the ANCL Biennial Conference that was held in Gaborone, Botswana

on the 11th -13th October 2018. The ANCL Conference is  Forum of constitutional lawyers striving to make changes in their respective countries by providing in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools of engagement that have worked in other countries and how human rights, the rule of law and democracy could be essential tools in the furtherance of constitutionalism in Africa. The 2018 ANCL Biennial Conference was hosted by the Department of Law, University of Botswana.

The conference brought together leading and upcoming constitutionalists in the continent and across the globe interested in African constitutionalism to share practical experiences on how to use constitutional law to develop good governance based on their own perspective and national experiences.

Professor Ameze Guobadia, the former Director General of NIALS presented a paper and also chaired the session on ‘African Courts and Elections’.

Researches presented by the staff of NIALS Include: Constitutionalism and good governance under Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution: The role and impact of the judicial branch by Prof. Ameze Guobadia FNIALS, Continental Constitutionalism: The peculiarity of the African society on protection of Human Rights by the Courts  by Ms. Lilian Uche and An examination of the role of the judiciary in the promotion of national security in Nigeria by Ms. Awele Lauretta Ikobi-Anyali.

The papers were well received and provided insights for robust discussions at the conference.