A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MARITIME LAW IN NIGERIA

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MARITIME LAW IN NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: General Introduction
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Aim and Objectives of the Research
1.4 Justification of the Research
1.5 Scope and Limitations of the Research
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Literature Review
1.8 Organisational Layout

CHAPTER TWO: Development of the Law of the Sea page
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Origin of International Maritime Law
2.3 Nature of International Maritime Law
2.4 Development of International Maritime Law
2.5 The Subject of Maritime Law
2.5.1 Two Aspects of Maritime Law
2.5.2 The International Aspect –
2.5.3 Applicability of International Law
2.5.4 Existing Nigerian Laws
2.5.5 Jurisdiction in Admiralty Matters
2.5.6 Origins of Admiralty Jurisdiction
2.6 The Pre-existing Practice of Arrest of Ships
2.6.1 Limitation of Liability
2.6.2 Cases adjudicated upon by our Courts
2.6.3 Departments Vested with Control
2.6.4 The National Maritime Authority (NMA)
2.6.5 The Nigerian Shipper’s Council
2.6.6 The Pre-shipment Inspection of Imports
CHAPTER THREE: An Overview of Nigeria’s Maritime Law and Its Institutions
3.1 Introduction
3.1 Nigeria Maritime Regulatory Institutions
3.1.1 The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
3.1.2 Functions and Powers of NIMASA
3.1.3 Nigeria Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Research (NIOMR)
3.2 Meaning of Cabotage
3.3 Nigeria Coastal Trade and Potentials of Cabotage
3.4.1 International Maritime Related Conventions and Agreements
3.4.2 Cabotage Issues with International Implications
3.4.3 Salvage
3.4.4 Safety
3.5 Protectionism
3.6 Cabotage and UNCLOS
3.7 Cabotage and WTO
3.8 Regional Agreements

CHAPTER FOUR: Maritime Zone Conservation and Management within the limits of Jurisdiction.

4.1 Introduction
4.2.1 Internal Waters
4.2.2 The Territorial Sea
4.2.3 The Archipelagic Waters
4.3.1 The Contiguous Zone
4.3.2 Exclusive Economic Zone
4.3.3 The Continental Shelf
4.4 Regime of the High Seas and International Seabed
4.5.1 Nationality of Ship
4.5.2Exceptions to the Exclusive Jurisdiction of the Flag State
4.5.3 Piracy
4.5.4 The Right of Self Defence
4.5.5 The Right of Hot Pursuit
4.6 Consent of Jurisdiction on the Basis of Treaty
4.7 Conservation and Management of the Living Resources of the High Seas
4.8 The International Seabed Area
4.9 Conservation of Marine Environment
4.9.1 The Ecosystem Approach
4.10 Principle of Conservation of Biological Diversity
4.10.1 The Principle of Regional Co-operation
4.10.2 Principle of Science Based Regulation
4.10.3 The Principle of Pro-active National Implementation: Nigeria’s Response
4.11 Environmental Quality and Management Profile
4.11.1 Oil Pollution
4.11.2 Gas Flaring
4.11.3 Fisheries Depletion
4.11.4 Bio-Diversity Loss
CHAPTER FIVE: Summary Conclusion
5.1 Summary
5.2 Findings
5.3 Recommendations
Bibliography

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