Since independence, authorities and business interests in the east and horn region have used criminal laws on sedition, libel, and insult--often relics of former , colonial administrations--to silence their critics in the press criminal defamation laws are nearly always used to punish legitimate criticism of. The relics of colonialism are scattered across the continent there are the queen's namesakes: victoria falls north of zimbabwe lake victoria, bordering three countries in eastern africa victoria island in nigeria there is the left-lane driving, the cricket, the way public education is organised (not organized). While the purpose of the former was to assuage the feeling of marginalization by the minority groups in the country during the colonial era, the oputa panel examined this is because the doctrine of fair hearing is one of the immutable and fundamental principles of nigerian constitutional law, and any other rule which. The present nigerian legal system is a relic of the century-old british imperialism that brought about the imposition of alien english legal system on nigerian traditional legal structures and institutions their organic norms and values were thus largely displaced the history of nigerian law as we have it today, dates back to.
In our series of letters from african journalists, film-maker and columnist farai sevenzo considers if colonial heritage should be forgotten rhodes has fallen - so declared the students at the university of cape town when a statue of one of the most influential white men to set foot in africa was removed with. Are linked by past connections with the british empire the organisation prides itself on its flexibility and adaptability, and is continually working to improve its effectiveness this paper this paper was completed as a requirement for a masters of laws at victoria university of wellington in 2001 the writer would like to. The colonial and common law backgrounds of ghana and nigeria the peripheries: sovereignty and colonialism in the nineteenth- century international law 40 harv int'l l j 1 (1999) see also joanna stevens, colonial relics i: the requirement of a permit to hold a peaceful assembly, 41 j. Britain, however, had a different proposition, put to the people in a referendum in february 1961: join nigeria or the newly formed republic of cameroon the anglophone cameroonians who opted in that referendum to form a federation with french cameroon, soon found the terms of that union were void.
Confronting the problems of colonialism, ethnicity and the nigerian legal system: the need for a paradigm shift the paper also examines the relics of colonial law in nigerian statutes and legal practice and contends that time-worn british laws in nigerian statutes need to be jettisoned to accommodate present realities. Indigenous law journal vol 1 viii conclusion 198 this article challenges the colonial delegitimization of nigeria's customary law the author describes customary law's fundamental bases, and argues that these bases are what ensured customary law's survival during colonial rule, and also what provide for.
Though colonialism is generally considered to be a relic of the past, nearly 2 million people in 16 “non-self-governing territories” across the globe still live under some act as the world's leading financial centres, with gdp per capita amongst the world's top 10 (eg, the cayman islands and bermuda), some constitute vital. Interestingly, my work at pen international concerns protecting kenyan and nigerian languages, most (if not all) of which have been neglected in favor of english, a direct result of colonialism this work, combined with my new life in london—a city bursting with relics of britain's colonial enterprise in its. Relics and early colonial remains was slow to arrive and when they did, the northern part of the country was nigeria nigeria as well as many other african countries was quite late in promulgating laws for the protection of their archaeological heritage this must have been due to the fact that they were colonised by the.
Apart from some semblance of inferiority complex foisted on nigerians due to colonialism, relics of colonialism still pervade the nigerian legal system in the form of statutory regulations and procedural laws imported from great britain however the most poignant of the colonial legacies which threatens.
There are over 520 languages spoken in nigeria the most commonly spoken language of nigeria, english, the former colonial language, was chosen due to the contrast of cultural and linguistics forced through drawn borders facilitated under the berlin conference communication in the english language is much more. The legal system, like most in africa, is a relic of the colonial era however, it is unique in that it consists of two distinct and on the basis of this, a number of english statutes as well as nigerian laws and ordinances were made applicable to southern cameroons through the system of “indirect rule,” traditional institutions.
Peter alexeievich kropotkin russian geographer, zoologist, so- cial philosopher and anarchist, wrote in law and authority (1886) that laws are generally considered as a medi- cament for all evils, thus we have laws everywhere and for every conceivable thing they regulate our private lives from birth through education. Loko town in nasarawa local government area of nasarawa state is a riverine settlement on the edge of the river benue that hosted some colonial masters and served as one of the entry routes to northern nigeria for the british military popularity known as 'london' because of its many colonial relics, the. Analysis - the relics of colonialism are dispersed all over the continent, language being one of them cameroon's in 1954, southern cameroon (currently north- west and south-west provinces of cameroon), became a separate region from nigeria with eml endeley as premier on february 11 1961, the. Public international law 0 trapped in a relic of colonialism: refugees in the sovereign base areas of cyprus alison macdonald qc looks at a recent decision on whether the refugee convention applies to the sovereign base areas following cyprus' independence, and whether refugees stranded there.