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Confirms Appointments of Institute’s Bursar, Librarian, Secretary Approves Promotion of Three Professors, Five Associate Professors Ratifies All promotion exercises for 2016 – 2019 The Director General of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS),

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The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was established in March 1979 under an enabling statutory instrument referred to as the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Act, CAP N112 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, as Nigeria’s apex institution for legal research and training.

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Two Research Fellows from the Institute,

Associate Professor Emmanuel Okon and Dr, Irekpitan Okukpon were among six Nigerians whose abstracts were accepted to  present papers at the 5th Symposium and 4th Scientific Conference of the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in African Universities (ASSELAU. The Conference, which was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, as part of its Climate Policy and Energy Security for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (KAS CLESAP) and ASSELAU, held in Yaounde, Cameroon on the 11th and 12th January 2018. The Conference hosted a plethora of environmental law lecturers in sub-Saharan Africa, facilitating networking and further research opportunities.

The paper presentations by the Research Fellows were: ‘Achieving Sustainability of Nigeria’s Marine Fisheries Resources in the Era of Climate Change’ by Associate Professor Emmanuel Okon; and ‘Water Security and Environmental Justice in Nigeria and South Africa: Achievable Concord or Discordant Alliance?’ by Dr. Irekpitan Okukpon. The papers were well received and provided a platform for robust discussions and future alliances with other environmental law lecturers/researchers.

The abstract of the draft papers can be viewed at: