The Nigeria Group On Private International Law has released programme of events for its Conference slated to hold on Monday 21st June, 2021.
The conference shall hold via Zoom by 5pm WAT (5pm BST / 6PM CEST).
Dr. Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary-General of HCCH, shall deliver an opening remark.
There will be two sessions for the event.
Closing remarks shall be delivered by Former Head of Department, Jurisprudence and International Law, Prof. Hakeem A. Olaniya
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Dr Onyója Momoh, NGPIL Chair
Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of the HCCH
Keynote speech : Reforming Private International Law in Africa
Associate Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong, University of Bradford
17.30 SESSION I
Moderator – Dr Iyabode Ogunniran (Associate Professor) Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria
The Prospects of Ratifying Hague Conventions in Nigeria: A Comparative Interrogation
Dr Pontian Okoli, University of Stirling, UK, (NGPIL)
The Hague Conference Family Conventions: the 1980 Child Abduction, 1993 Intercountry Adoption, 1996 Child Protection and 2007 Maintenance
Dr Onyója Momoh, University of Aberdeen; 5 Pump Court Chambers, UK (NGPIL)
Perspectives from a Regional Office of the HCCH: Lessons Learned from the
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (“ROLAC”)
Mr Ignacio Goicoechea, ROLAC, Permanent Bureau – HCCH
18.20 SESSION II
Moderator – Hon. Justice HAO Abiru Justice of the Court of Appeal, Nigeria
The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in Nigeria
Dr Chukwudi Ojiegbe, ACE Winches, UK (NGPIL)
Jurisprudence of Personal Jurisdiction
Dr Abubakri Yekini, Lagos State University, Nigeria (NGPIL)
Choice of Court Agreements in Nigerian Jurisprudence
Dr Chukwuma Okoli, T.M.C Asser Instituut, The Netherlands (NGPIL)
19.10 Concluding remarks – Professor Hakeem A. Olaniyan, University of Lagos, Former Head of Department, Jurisprudence and International Law
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