Academic Staff Directory

Prof. Kaniye S.A. Ebeku

•    Full names: Prof. Kaniye S.A. Ebeku

•    Designation: Professor of Law

•    Relevant qualifications: LLB (RSUST), BL, LLM (LSE, London), PhD (Kent)

•    Job description: Teaching, research and community service

•    Areas of Specialization: Constitutional Law; Environmental Law; Oil and Gas Law; International Law

•    RESEARCH WORKS:
•    Book(s)
1.    K S A EBEKU, Oil and the Niger Delta People in International Law (Köln: Germany, 2006).

2.    K S A EBEKU, The Succession of Faure Gnassingbe to the Togolese Presidency: An International Law Perspective (Sweden: Nordic African Institute, 2005).

•    Chapters in Edited Collections
1.    K S A EBEKU, ‘Blood Transfusion, Right to freedom of Religion and the State’s Duty to Protect the Child: The Canadian Experience’ in A. Emilianides (ed.), Welfare of the Child and Beliefs of Parents: Blood Transfusion and Religious Education and Custody [Publisher: University of Nicosia Press, 2010) 62-65.
2.    K S A EBEKU, ‘The Limited Applicability of Shari’a under the Constitution of Nigeria’ in R. Grote and T. Röder (eds.), Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries – Between Upheaval and Continuity [Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011] 89-108.

•    Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1.    K S A EBEKU, “The Separation of Powers in Local Government in Nigeria.” (1992) Vol. 36, No. 1 Journal of African Law (of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), pp. 43-51. [Publisher: Formerly, Oxford University Press, UK; now Cambridge University Press, UK].
2.    K S A EBEKU, “Some Legal Aspects of Local Government in Nigeria” (1992) Vol. 1, No. 1 Journal of Jurisprudence and Contemporary Issues, pp. 56-71. [Publisher: Royal Aspen/Department of Jurisprudence, Rivers State, Nigeria].

3.    K S A EBEKU, “Nigeria’s New Constitution for the Third Republic: An Overview (1993) Vol. 5, No. 3 African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Publisher: The African Society of International and Comparative Law, London, UK), pp. 581 – 608.

4.    K S A EBEKU, “The Legal Status of Nigerian Children Born by a Widow: Chinweze v Mazi Revisited (1994) Vol. 38, No. 1 Journal of African Law, pp. 46-60.
5.    K S A EBEKU, “The Question of Ownership of Land under the Nigerian Land Use Act” (1994) Vol. 4 Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, pp.34-43. [Publisher: Royal Aspen/Department of Jurisprudence, Rivers State University].
6.    K S A EBEKU, “Constitutional Guarantee of Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention in Nigerian Law” (1995) Vol. 7 No. 3 African Journal of international and Comparative Law, pp. 620-648.
7.    K S A EBEKU, “Marriage, Paternity and Right to Succession to Kingship Among the Opobo People of Nigeria” (1995) Vol. 4, No. 1 Journal of Jurisprudence and Contemporary Issues, pp. 46-52.
8.    K S A EBEKU, “Is Cost Follow the Event A Rule of Nigerian Law?” (1996) Vol. 21 International Legal Practitioner (Publisher: The International Bar Association, London & New York), pp. 55-56.
9.    K S A EBEKU, “Judicial Attitudes to Ouster Clauses in Nigerian Statutes” (1996) Vol. 1 Nigerian Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 77-86. [Publisher: School of Legal Studies, Imo State University].
10.    K S A EBEKU, “Legal Remedies for Victims of Environmental Pollution in Nigeria (1998) Vol.2, No.2 Nigerian Law and Practice Journal, pp. 59-71. [Publisher: Council of Legal Education/Nigerian Law School].
11.    K S A EBEKU, “Press Freedom and Democracy in Nigeria” (2000) Vol. 9, No. 1 Review of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, pp. 44-52 (Publisher: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, The Gambia & African Law Association, London).

12.    K S A EBEKU, “The Nigerian Public Holidays Act 1990” (2001) Vo. 22, No. 2 Statute Law Review, pp. 157-159. [Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK).

13.    K S A EBEKU, “Criminal Offences under the Nigerian Failed Banks Decree, 1994: An overview” (2001) Vol. 43 Panjab University Law Review, pp. 65-73. [Publisher: Faculty of Law, Panjab University, India]. Also published (1994/97) Vol. IV Lagos State University Law Journal, 60-64.

14.    K S A EBEKU, “Compensation for Damage Arising from Oil Operations: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria v Ambah Revisited” (2002) Vol. 7 International Energy Law and Taxation Review, pp. 155-163. [Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, London, UK].

15.    K S A EBEKU, “Oil and the Niger Delta People: The Injustice of the Land Use Act” (2002) Vol. 35, No.2 Verfassung Und Recht in Ubersee (Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America), pp. 201-231. [Publisher: Nomos/Baden-Baden, Germany].

16.    K S A EBEKU, “Declaration of Public Holiday in Nigeria” (2002) Vol. 44 Panjab University Law Review, pp. 86-99.

17.    K S A EBEKU, “International Law and the Control of Offshore Oil in Nigeria” (2003) Vol. 36, No. 3 Verfassung Und Recht in Ubersee (Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America), PP. 457 – 472.

18.    K S A EBEKU, “The Right to a Satisfactory Environment and the African Commission” (2003) Vol. 3, No.1 African Human Rights Law Journal (Published by: The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa), pp. 149 – 166.

19.    K S A EBEKU, “Judicial Attitudes to Redress for oil-related Environmental Damage in Nigeria” (2003) Vol.12, No. 2 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, pp. 199 – 208. [Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, UK & USA; Journal based in Canada].

20.    K S A EBEKU, “Critical Appraisal of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Development Commission Act 2000” (2003) Vol. 6 International Energy Law and Taxation Review, pp. 203 – 204.

21.    K S A EBEKU, “Emerging Right to Environment under Customary International Law” (2003) Vol. 35 Zambia Law Journal, pp. 104 – 125. [Publisher: Faculty of Law, University of Zambia]

22.    K S A EBEKU, “Judicial Contributions to Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: An Overview” (2003) Vol. 15, No. 3 Environmental Law and Management 168 – 174. [Publisher: Lawtext Publishers, Oxford, UK].

23.    K S A EBEKU, “Nigerian Supreme Court and Ownership of Offshore Oil” (2003) Vol. 27, No. 4 Natural Resources Forum (A multi-disciplinary Journal of the United Nations) 291 – 299. [Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, UK & USA].

24.    K S A EBEKU, “Nigeria: Can Election Tribunals Satisfactorily Resolve the Disputes Arising Out of the 2003 Elections?” (2003) Vol. 2, No. 2, Journal of African Elections, pp. 41-69. [Publisher: The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa].

25.    K S A EBEKU, “Appraising Nigeria’s Niger Delta Development Commission Act 2000” (2004) Vol. 25, No. 1 Statute Law Review, pp 84 – 87. 

26.    K S A EBEKU, “Biodiversity Conservation in Nigeria: An Appraisal of the Legal Regime in Relation to the Niger Delta Area of the Country” (2004) Vol.16, No. 3 Journal of Environmental Law, pp. 361-375. [Publisher: Oxford University Press].

27.    K S A EBEKU, “International-Regional Instruments for the Promotion of Democracy: The Role of Commonwealth Africa Judiciary” (2004) Verfassung Und Recht in Ubersee, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 225-235.

28.    K S A EBEKU, “Appraising Statutory and Institutional Measures for Water Pollution Control in Nigeria” (2004) Vol. 15, No. 1, Journal of Water Law, pp. 12-22. [Publisher: Lawtext Publishers, Oxford, UK].

29.    K S A EBEKU, “Overview of Nigeria’s Minerals and Mining Law” (2004) Issue No. 6 International Energy Law and Taxation Review, pp.129-139. [Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, London].

30.    K S A EBEKU, “A New Dawn for African Women? Prospects of Africa’s Protocol on Women’s Rights” (2004) 16 Sri Lanka Journal of International Law 83-138 [Publisher: Faculty of Law, Colombo University, Sri Lanka].

31.    K S A EBEKU, “A New Hope for African Women: Overview of Africa’s Protocol on Women’s Rights” (2004) Vol.13, No. 3 Nordic Journal of African Studies, pp. 264-274.  [Publisher: Nordic Association of African Studies].

32.    K S A EBEKU, “Constitutional and Human Rights Issues in the Implementation of Islamic Law in the Northern States of Nigeria” (2004) Vol. 7, No. 2 Recht in Africa [Publisher: African Studies Association, Germany] 155-176.

33.    K S A EBEKU, “Why is Nigeria’s Mining Sector not attracting Foreign Direct Investment?” Africa InfoSer, 27 November 2004, available online at: http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=7263&ThisURL=./resource.asp&URLName=Resource%20Extraction.

34.    K S A EBEKU, “African Women and Participation in Public Life and Governance: Relevant Laws and Overview of the Recent Experience” (2005) Vol. 37, No. 1 Verfassung Und Recht in Ubersee 56-77.

35.    K S A EBEKU, “Locus Standi in Environmental Nuisance Actions: A Perspective from the Commonwealth” (2005) 17(1) Environmental Law & Management 14 – 23.

36.    K S A EBEKU, “Making a Democratic and Legitimate Constitution in Nigeria: Lessons from Uganda” (2005) Vol. 8, No. 1 Recht in Africa 23-61.

37.    K S A EBEKU, “Recent Developments in the Making of a Democratic and   Legitimate Constitution in Nigeria” (2005) Vol. 8, No. 2 Recht in Africa 139 -142.

38.    K S A EBEKU, “Considering the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa” (2006) No. 36, No. 1 Africa Insight [Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa] 24 – 34.

39.    K S A EBEKU, “Oil, Niger Delta and the New Development Initiative: Some Reflections from Socio-Legal Perspective”, OGEL Vol. 4 Issue # 3 (September 2006); available online (by subscription) at the website of the Oil, Gas and Energy Intelligence Law Journal (OGEL): http://www.gasandoil.com/ogel/authors/welcome.html. [OGEL is a Journal based in the Centre for Energy (Faculty of Law), University of Dundee, Scotland].

40.    K S A EBEKU et al, “Due Process, Democracy and the Impeachment of Governor Alamieyeseigha of Bayelsa State: A Critique” (2007) Vol. 10, No. 1 Recht in Africa 31-67.

41.    K S A Ebeku, “Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment and Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection in Nigeria: Gbemre v. Shell Revisited” (2007) 16(3) Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 312-320. [Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, UK and USA].

42.    K S A Ebeku and S. Michaelidou, “Developing Legal Education in Europe: The Experience of the Republic of Cyprus” (2007) 4(1) European Journal of Legal Education 19-41. [Publisher: Routledge, Oxford, UK).

43.    K S A Ebeku, “The Development of Legal Education in the Commonwealth: The Case of the Republic of Cyprus” (2007) 5(2) Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education 145-162. Publisher: Routledge, Oxford, UK).  

44.    K S A Ebeku, “Oil, Niger Delta and the New Development Initiative: Some Reflections from Socio-Legal Perspective” (2008) 43:4 Journal of Asian and African Studies 399-425. [Publisher: Sage Publishing, UK and USA].

45.    K S A Ebeku and C.O. Kaniye-Ebeku, ‘Balancing Conflict between Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression: The English Perspective’ (2008 & 2009) XII & XIII Calabar Law Journal 1-23.

46.    K S A Ebeku, ‘An Introduction to the University of Nicosia Law Department’ (2009) 9(1) Cyprus and European Law Review 445-456 [Publisher: University of Nicosia Law Department].

47.    K S A Ebeku, Case-note on ‘Efstathiou Case’ (2009) 9(2) Cyprus and European Law Review 5-11. [Publisher: University of Nicosia Law Department].

48.    K S A Ebeku, “Revisiting the Acquittal of 10 Policemen: Issues of Judicial Independence, Trial by Media and Fair Trial in Cyprus” (2010) 18(1) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 1-42 [Publisher: Brill Publishers, Netherlands].

49.    K S A Ebeku, ‘Towards Adopting Human Rights Approach to Environmental Protection in Nigeria’ (2010) 14 Calabar Law Journal 1-46.

50.    K S A Ebeku, ‘Beyond Terrorism: Boko Haram and National Constitutional Questions in Nigeria’ (2011) 15 Calabar Law Journal 1-47.

51.    K S A Ebeku, ‘’Beyond Terrorism: Boko Haram and National Constitutional Questions in Nigeria’’ (2012) Sri Lankan Journal of International Law.

Selected Conference Papers (2007 - 2015)
1.    K.S.A. Ebeku, Dental Forensic Evidence: Presentation and Admissibility in Courts of Justice – Being paper presented on January 30, 2015 at the 2nd Dentistry Day of the Faculty of Dentistry of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, held in the University Campus at Choba.
2.    K.S.A. Ebeku, Education and the Law – Conference Paper presented in a Conference on 100 Years of Education organized by the Faculty of Education University of Port-Harcourt in August 2015.
3.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Boko Haram and Nigeria’s National Security: Some Reflections from Historical-Constitutional Perspective’ – Presented as a Guest Lecture at a one-day Conference in Memory Of Dr. Nabo Graham-Douglas, June 12, 2014.
4.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Environmental Degradation and the Enforcement of Applicable Laws in Nigeria’ – Paper presented at the 2013 Nigerian Bar Association Annual Conference held 25 – 30 August, 2013 at the Tinapa Resort Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
5.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Methodology: Overseeing Data Collection and Analysis: Research Ethics’ – Paper presented on February 20, 2013, at a 3-day Seminar/Workshop organized by the Graduate School of the University of Calabar.
6.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Legal issues in Security Service: Interrogation and Rights of Suspects/Accused Persons’ – Paper presented in August 2012 at a Seminar Workshop on Security Issues in the University of Calabar Campus.
7.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Assertive Rights of Students: Legal Rights’ – Paper presented in July 2012 at a 3-day Conference organized by the Graduate School of the University of Calabar as part of orientation for new graduate students.
8.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Protecting the Nigerian Environment through the Instrumentality of Human Rights’ – Presented in Calabar 26 June 2011.
9.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Protecting the Nigerian Environment Through the Instrumentality of Human Rights’ – Paper presented at the Inaugural Faculty-Graduate Students Seminar held on 26 June 2011 at the Moot Court Auditorium, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
10.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Models for Setting up the Judiciary under Muslim Constitutions’ – Presented in Djibouti, Djibouti Rep., 9 February 2010.
11.    Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection: Some Tips for the Nigerian Legal Practitioner’ – Paper presented at the End of Year Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ahoada Branch – held in Ahoada Town 20 December 2010. 
12.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Blood Transfusion, Right to Freedom of Religion and the State’s Duty to Protect the Child: The Canadian Experience’ – Presented in Nicosia, Cyprus, 27 February 2010.
13.    K.S.A. Ebeku, “Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection: Some Tips for the Nigerian Legal Practitioner” – Presented in Ahoada Town, Nigeria, at the NBA Ahoada Conference 20 December 2010.
14.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘The Legal Rights of Women under International Instruments’ – Paper presented at a One-day Conference on Women’s Rights in Africa and South-East Asia – Organised by the Grace New Testament Church, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, 15 March 2009.
15.    K.S.A. Ebeku, ‘Developing Legal education in the Commonwealth: The Case of the Republic of Cyprus’ – Paper presented at the Bi-Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA), “Developing Legal Education in the Commonwealth: Current Issues”, held at the Kenya School of Law, Nairobi, Kenya 29 August – 1 September Kenya 2007.


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