This inaugural event will launch the Nigeria Group on Private International Law, a new initiative that will bring together a unique group of experts with an important ethos: the promotion of private international law in Nigeria. The drive and commitment of the Group is embedded in the vision, as early career academics, that our role is to serve and harness our knowledge and skills to inspire a progressive private international law for Nigeria.
Opening remarks will be made by Dr Christophe Bernasconi, HCCH Secretary General, and keynote by Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong (Author of PIL in Commonwealth Africa, and co-author of PIL in Nigeria).
The event is divided into two sessions with details in the programme. Thus, in furthering the overall aims of the NGPIL, we are seeking (1) to improve the law in Nigeria in matters relating to private international law (“PIL”) (2) to persuade the Nigerian government to accede to the Hague Conventions on PIL (3) to liaise with other experts, groups, and research centres on PIL on a global level (4) to nurture, guide and develop the legal mechanism and framework for PIL in Nigeria (5) to be the collective voice of PIL experts for the Nigerian government, the judiciary, lawyers and other relevant stakeholders and, (6) to improve the links and communication between PIL experts in Africa.