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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 Environmental Law (NJEL) Call for Papers

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NIALS Holds a Send Forth Dinner for Dr. Bolaji...

On the 3rd of May 2018, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies organized a send forth dinner in honour

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NIALS 2018 Founders Day Lecture

Theme: Towards Elections with Integrity in 2019: Challenges and Prospects

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The third stream of the training workshop on Deradicalisation, Counter terrorism and migration in the Northern Nigeria organized by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in collaboration with the United Nations Development programme,  (UNDP) with the support of the Japanese Government on 27th and 28th February 2017 at the Fountain Hall of Rock View hotel Abuja.

The workshop had the Director General of NIALS, Director General of NAPTIP, Deputy Comptroller General of Nigerian Prisons and the Representative of the UNDP in attendance while it drew its 36 participants from Nigerian Prisons, The National Agency for the Prohibition of trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Civil Defence and Federal Ministry of Justice etc.
The workshop is designed and conceptualized to consolidate, sustain and stabilize the peace that has been restored in the north eastern part of Nigeria by repositioning our security agencies that are saddled with the sensitive task and to further engender economic growth and sustainable development of the three north eastern states in the aftermath of the bokoharam insurgency and to prepare the law enforcements officers, community leaders and other stakeholders in the post conflict era.
The workshop had four sessions with the following themes: General Legal frame work for protection of civilians in non-international Armed Conflicts, The deradicalisation and Terrorist Actions in Nigeria, Arrest, detention and trial of Terrorist suspects. The topics discussed in the sessions includes:  introduction to applicable international humanitarian law in Non-International Armed Conflict; Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violation of Human rights; Overview of the Terrorist Prevention Act of 2011, as amended in 2013; National Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Arrest, Detention and Human Rights; fair-Trial; Right of Appeal, Constitutional Guarantees and Due Process; Witness and Victim Protection; introduction to the Jurisprudence of Victims Protection; support and compensation; witness Protection Programme/Management: Best Practices.
The following persons facilitated the programme respectively Prof. Peter Akper, SAN. Prof. Adedeji Adekunle, Dr. Oluwaseun Arinde, Prof. Joy Ezeilo , Mr. David Oluwagbami and  Mrs. Susan Oyakhire while the syndicate sessions were managed by Ms Laura Ani, Mrs Lilian Uche, MS Chika Nnanna, ,Ms Ebele Ogwuda, Mr Poopola Benjamain and Mr Lanre Ajetumobi.