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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PROGRAMME

17:00 Welcome
Dr Onyója Momoh, NGPIL Chair

Opening remarks:
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

18.00 Discussion

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)

18.50 Discussion

19.10 Concluding remarks – Professor Hakeem A. Olaniyan, University of Lagos, Former Head of Department, Jurisprudence and International Law

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