Carnelian Journal of
LAW & POLITICS
Vol. II No. I
I. Confidentiality of Patients and the Use of Medical Records in
Abimbola Elizabeth Adewusi and Olubukola Olugasa
II. Intellectual Property Right Enforcement Strategies: Nigeria as
Damilola S. Adesanya, Dorcas A. Odunaike and Oludotun O. Osho
III. Stains of Human Rights Abuse: A Look into the Correctional Service
System in Nigeria and Ghana
IV. Jurisdiction: A Catalyst to International Business Transaction
Enforcement and Development in Nigeria
Babajide Olatoye Ilo
V. Child Labour and a Search for Conceptual Clarity: Congruence
or Contradiction in Children’s Rights Treaty Law?
comparative and doctrinal methodology was applied in this paper as it discusses the basic Human Rights of prisoners in Nigeria and Ghana, it looked into the various forms of abuse meted out on them and it also considered the role of correctional service staff in the whole of this. The paper also discusses the new Nigerian Correctional Service Act which is now compatible with a
number of provisions of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (The Nelson Mandela Rules) and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Female Offenders (Bangkok Rules). It enumerates measures by which prisoners’ rights can be protected and recommend ways to go about it. The paper recommends steps that can be taken to improve on the rights of prisoners and how these rights can be made accessible so as to be enjoyed by them. In conclusion, t he paper reiterates on the expected benefits of the newly enacted Nigerian Correctional Service Act.
domestic or international transactions, any action or inaction taken amounts to nullity and all those actions are void ab initio meaning such judgment if any are not capable of enforcement. Library and online legal materials are the main sources of this paper. The paper is divided into twelve subtopics as follows; introduction, contextual clarifications, a brief history of the World Trading System, the World Trade Organization, Nigerian approach to trans-border jurisdiction, jurisdiction agreements in Nigerian courts, mandatory statutes in Nigeria, forum non conveniens, the absence of governing law clause, including the Federal jurisdiction in Canada, conclusion and recommendations based on findings. Unlike the US and Canada, the choice of law rules is subject to the discretion of the court, and Nigerian courts usually guide their jurisdiction jealously against any one attempting to invoke foreign choice of law by attempting to exclude the jurisdiction of Nigerian Courts in the contract agreement. But there cannot be meaningful socio- economy development without the certainty of the position of the Nigerian law on jurisdiction in international business transactions. Nigerian courts should contribute to economy development of the Nation by affirming the principle of sanctity of contract and choice of law especially in international business transactions.