NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, PLOT 91, CASDASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI, ABUJA.
FACULTY OF LAW
JUNE/JULY 2013 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE: LAW513  

COURSE TITLE: CONFLICTS OF LAWS I

TIME ALLOWED: 3 Hours

INSTRUCTION: Answer any 5  questions. All questions carry equal marks

 

  1. a.             Give a brief Historical Background of conflict of Laws

 

b.            Also give the meaning of the following terms

                (i)           ‘Comity’

                (ii)         ‘Country

  1. a.             Define conflict of Laws, stating the nature and basis of conflict of Laws in Nigeria.

b.            Outline and explain the characteristics of the conflicts of Laws in Nigeria.

3.                     Name and explain any 5 sources of the Rules of conflict of Laws in Nigeria and discuss how received English Laws were applied in Nigeria.

4.      i.            How did private International Law originate?

        Ii              What in your opinion were the reasons for traditional choice of law concept? Compare this choice alongside conflict of law rules and private international law, stating if conflict of law rules and private international law  can be used alongside each other

5.                     Give an analysis of the development of the rules of conflict laws in the following countries:

                         1. France

                         2. America

                         3. Nigeria

 

6.      i.             What do you understand by principles of jurisdiction and explain how issue of appropriate forum, time factor are understood in different ways in different legal traditions.

        ii.             What circumstances give rise to jurisdiction to entertain an action in English courts?

7.     i.              Examine the concept of characterization under conflict of law

       ii.              Briefly discuss the Analytical jurisprudence and comparative law.

8.    i.               Give a definition of Renvoi, Stating conditions for it is application and advantages

       ii.              What are the solutions to the problems arising from the doctrine of Renvol

9.   i.                State the nature and scope of public policy

      Ii                When can the English court refuse enforcement foreign rules as stated by Cheshire and North


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