This book is the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law. The Yearbook is a necessary and timely publication that provides a forum for critical discourse on developments in international law, particularly where this has relevance for Nigeria, Africa and its people including those in the diaspora. The articles in this first volume explore topics under the following themes: International Law and Regional Systems, Contemporary Challenges/Emerging Issues, Criminal Law and Natural Resources/Environmental Law. There is also a section, which provides a comprehensive review of key decisions in African and International Courts/Tribunals. Contributors to this edition are international law jurists from across the world, including eminent judges of international tribunals, leading academics and an international diplomat.
Part I: International Law and Regional Systems: Compliance With Judgments And Decisions - The Experience of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: A Reassessment by Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade.-
Part II: Contemporary Challenges/Emerging Issues: Responding to Terrorism: Definition And Other Action by David Baragwanath.- The Evolution of The Status of the Individual Under International Law by Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko.- Admission into Diplomatic Buildings as an Alternative or Substitute to Diplomatic Asylum? by Péter Kovács and Tamás Ádány.- International Law and Daunting Contemporary Crises to Human Security and the Rule of Law by Patricia O'Brien.- Interrogating Colonialism: Bakassi, the Colonial Question and the Imperative of Exorcising the Ghost of Eurocentric International Law by Dakas C.J. Dakas.- The International Law of Secession and the Protection of the Human Rights of Oppressed Sub-State Groups: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Obiora Chinedu Okafor.-
Part III: Criminal Law: International crimes: a hybrid future? by David Re.- Extending Notions of Criminal Jurisdictions - The Added Value of the African Court by Chile Eboe-Osuji.- Fragmentation or Stabilization? Recent Case Law on the Crime of Genocide in light of the 2007 Judgment of the International Court of Justice by William Schabas OC MRIA.- The Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Question of Head of State Immunity in International Law: Revisiting the Decision in Prosecutor v Charles Ghankay Taylor by Udoka Owie.-
Part IV: Natural Resources/Environmental Law: Mainstreaming Environmental Justice in Developing Countries: Thinking Beyond Constitutional Environmental Rights by Rhuks Ako.- Environmental Victims, Access to Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals by Engobo Emeseh.- Promoting Functional Distributive Justice in the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund System: Lessons from Alaska and Norway by Damilola S. Olawuyi and Temitope Tunbi Onifade.-
Part V: Book Review: International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations by Daniëlla Dam-de Jong by Chilenye Nwapi.-
Part VI: Year in Review: Africa, International Courts/Tribunals and Dispute Settlement: Year in Review 2015 by Uche Ewelukwa.