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The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. It was a brainchild of the legal academic community established in March 1979. One of the main ideas in founding the Institute was to establish it as the centre for advanced legal research for all the Nigerian universities with Faculties of Law, so that all postgraduate work could be undertaken there under the joint auspices of the most experienced and learned academic lawyers available in the country, whether indigenous or foreign.

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NIALS Journal of Comparative and International Law Call for...

The NIALS Journal of Comparative and International Law (NJCIL) is an open access and peer-reviewed

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Obituary Announcement Professor Michael Ayodele Ajomo Ph.D. (Manchester),...

On behalf of the Management and staff of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS),

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Two NIALS Research Fellows Invited to the 5th Symposium...

Two Research Fellows from the Institute,

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The Director General recently attended an International Workshop on the evolving Role of Prosecutor in domestic and international spheres.

 In his presentation which focused on the Independence and Accountability framework for exercising prosecutorial powers the Professor Adekunle reviewed Nigerian constitutional provisions and the extent to which prosecutorial powers which the Constitution granted an Attorney General can be supervised by (a) the courts; or (b) the legislature.

Topics examined by a blend of international criminal law experts and criminologists include - 

a)    Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases:
b)    Balancing Victim Autonomy and Perpetrator Accountability; Prosecutorial Decisions in cases of child sexual abuse;
c)    Decisions to Prosecute: The Challenge of Accountability;
d)    The Decision to Prosecute – Are Australian Prosecutors Accountable Enough?
e)    Prosecutorial Independence and Effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System;

Click here for the outline of the Director General’s presentation