MIYETTI QUARTERLY LAW REVIEW (MQLR)

THIRD CALL FOR SUBMISSION

(Vol 1, Issue 3)

 Deadline: 1 August 2016

Miyetti Quarterly Law Review is published by Miyetti Research and Publication Limited as a peer-reviewed journal with the aim of advancing theoretical and practical insights into legal issues arising from the Nigerian Law, thereby making an original contribution to legal knowledge.  The articles are tailored to the Nigerian legal system with inter-disciplinary law practices in focus.  It also seeks to publish articles that address from comparative perspective developments in other jurisdictions which are relevant in furtherance of legal scholarship in Nigeria.  The Editorial Board and crew are made up of established scholars and seasoned practitioners.

We are pleased to present a call for papers for the third issue of the first volume of the Miyetti Quarterly Law Review.  This edition intends to draw a wide range of scholarly articles on crosscutting issues in Nigeria which are as follows:

  • The Role of the Law in Addressing Economic Recession in Nigeria;
  • Domestic and International Approach to the Issues of Corruption and Money Laundering; and
  • Recent Developments in Nigerian Criminal Law.

The current economic recession in Nigeria remains a threat to governance and a stable polity in Nigeria.  The excess crude oil account is depleted.  The dwindling foreign exchange reserve in Nigeria, as well as the current changes in the fuel pump prices, presents a very critical moment for Nigeria.  The treasury Single Account (TSA) was a measure introduced by the government as a way of ensuring that the revenue or receipt of monies by the government are paid into a single account in plugging the loopholes in the accounting system of the nation.  The government has been examining ways to ensure that revenue is maximised in the country.  There is a huge rate of tax avoidance in the country at the moment.  The role of the law in tax administration and enforcement is well appreciated. Nigeria should be able to maximise this potential for revenue generation.  The volatile nature of the Nigerian economy also calls for palliatives.  Catering for the poor and meeting basic social needs calls for the development and implementation of social security laws and measures.  How the law may be utilised in resolving these issues are what the theme, “The Role of the Law in addressing Economic Recession in Nigeria,seeks to address.

Corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering has been viewed as the major reasons why Nigeria is under the current economic predicaments.  Proceeds of corruption are kept in other countries.  There are eloquent testimonies presenting Nigeria as a corrupt nation among comity of nations. The international community have been making efforts in addressing the tide under series of international treaties and international corporations. Within the domestic sphere in Nigeria, the Corrupt Practises and Other Related Offences (ICPC) Act 2000 and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004, are very important legislation that have sparked debates in the past.  Have the international and domestic laws and enforcements resulted in curbing the menace?  To what extent has Nigeria been able to be part of the international fight against corruption and money laundering? Has the involvement of Nigeria in the international

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cooperation yielded positive results? These are the issues which the theme on “Domestic and International Approach to the Issues of Corruption and Money Laundering” is directed to illicit answers.

OnRecent Developments in Nigerian Criminal Law”, articles that analyse recent developments under the Nigerian criminal law are invited.  Particularly, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act 2015 are very important laws that were recently enacted by the National Assembly.  Practical and jurisprudential analyses of the provisions of these laws are welcome. Review and analyses of recent criminal law cases, as well as pending Bills before the National Assembly (such as Sexual Offences Bill), are also invited within this theme.

The Miyetti Quarterly Law Review hereby invites academics and practitioners to embark on incisive and scholarly contributions on legal issues arising from the above themes.

Articles should be sent as a word document to editor@miyettiquarterlylawreview.com on or before 1 August 2016.

 An honorarium of N75,000.00 will be paid to the author of every article accepted for publication as well as a complimentary copy of the journal issue containing the article by the editorial board.

Contributors should ensure that their articles are well-edited in clear language and must conform to the submission guidelines. Only well-edited articles conforming to the guidelines attached will be considered for peer review.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Articles should be sent as a word document to editor@miyettiquarterlylawreview.com on or before 07 June, 2016.