Law And Medical Ethics, Reproductive Rights
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Topic: A Comparative Analysis Of Reproductive Rights Under Customary Law And Islamic Law : A Proposal For A Codified Framework Under The Nigerian Legal System.
Area of Study:Reproductive Rights, Women and Gender specific Rights, Private Law, Constitutional Law.
Background to the Study: The Nigerian Legal System permits marriages to be conducted under an individual's personal customary law as well as Islamic law. While these marriages are seemingly recognized, there is no set framework for their documentation, and the rights including reproductive rights guaranteed under these marriages may not be enforceable in mainstream courts. This has led to double decker marriages and its attendant consequences, especially where it is not the intention of parties to do so.
Statement of the Problem: This research intends not only to further highlights contemporary issues emanating from reproductive rights due to the advancement of technology and evolving cultural values and expectations, it will raise a proposal for a codified framework to accommodate these issues and proffer solutions.
Objectives of the Study: The objectives of this study will include establishing a framework for the true recognition of all types of marriages in Nigeria as well as guaranteeing the reproductive rights of women in whatever type of marriage they choose. It will be an attempt to bridge the jurisprudence of the legal framework for reproductive rights with the current realities and technological advancement in Nigeria.
|LL. M. ()
|KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Designer Babies: The Ecthico-Legal Issues arising from Assisted reproductive technology in Nigeria.
Designer Babies: The Ecthico-Legal Issues arising from Assisted reproductive technology in Nigeria.Area of Study:Reproductive Rights, Women and Gender specific Rights, Private Law, Constitutional LawBackground to the Study:The popularity of Assisted Reproductive Technology and the opportunity for genetic screening of embryos for defects and viability has conversely given the opportunity for couples to choose preferred gender and physical attributes hence the term, Designer Babies or gene-edited babies. This raises a lot of Ethico-Legal issues which requires the current or proposed legal framework to deal with.Statement of the ProblemThis research intends to go in depth in analyzing the problems that may arise as a result of genetic engineering of embryos and examining the adequacy or otherwise of laws in Nigeria on the issue .Objectives of the StudyThe objectives of this study will include setting out a proactive legal model for dealing with these issues as they exist and may arise in the near future.
OROLU-BALOGUN MUTIAT is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Law
OROLU-BALOGUN has a LL. M. in from KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM