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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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Another Mile Stone For NIALS

The Director General Professor Adedeji Adekunle and the HOD Private and Property Law , Prof Adewapo Adebambo were on Monday the 18th of September Conferred with the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Three NIALS Research Fellows Present Papers At The Law...

Three Research Fellows from the Institute were among the six Nigerians who presented papers at the Law & Development Conference that was held in Cape town, South Africa on the 7th and 8th September, 2017.

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DG NIALS Serves As A Panelist At The Oakwell...

The Director-General, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN was a panelist at a Mediation Conference organised by Oakwell Partners which held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos State.

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NIALS Participates At The African Bar Conference Which Held...

The African Bar Conference is an annual event held for lawyers all over Africa. The Theme of this years Conference is “Dissecting the Legal and Regulatory

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Report Of The Public Dissemination Of The Research Report...

The event was to disseminate the report on the Research Carried out by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Collaboration with

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NIALS Professor Appointed ICPC Chairman

Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, former the Director of Research and Taslim Elias Distinguished Professor of Law, NIALS has been appointed by the Acting

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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.