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The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland. (2022)
Thesis
JONES, A. 2022. The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712821

The Governments of the constituent parts of the UK have, in recent years, considered promoting the exploitation of UK shale formations via fracking in order to recover oil and gas. In all jurisdictions, this has been met with opposition groups citing... Read More about The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland..

The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts. (2022)
Thesis
ADETOBA, O.A. 2022. The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712649

This thesis examines the growing disparity in the application of the doctrine of freedom of contract in international commercial contracts, because of the need to protect perceived weaker parties. Using the qualitative doctrinal legal research and ad... Read More about The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts..

Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
ORIESO, A.E. 2021. Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447326

If we think that the environment is less important than the economy, then we should try holding our breath while we count our money. This thesis examines the legal framework governing the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The oil and gas industry in N... Read More about Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria..

National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. (2020)
Thesis
AZUBIKE, V.C. 2020. National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357841

Debates on the relevance of national oil companies (NOCs) as a means for a state to adequately manage their petroleum resources have been put forward by some critics. Some critics argue that the traditional national oil company model is antiquated. A... Read More about National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state..

Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. (2020)
Thesis
BASSEY, D.E. 2020. Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Over the past five decades, Nigeria has witnessed immense ecological disaster arising from unsustainable environmental exploitation of its natural resource. Evidence can be seen from the oil and gas sector. Oil and gas activities in the Niger Delta r... Read More about Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria..

International law reconceptualised: the role of NGOs. (2020)
Thesis
ILOKA, U. 2020. International law reconceptualised: the role of NGOs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

International law has largely adhered to its traditional foundations, centring upon states as the pre-eminent actors. States have generally remained as the main subjects of international law, and state-centric considerations such as their jurisdictio... Read More about International law reconceptualised: the role of NGOs..

An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. (2020)
Thesis
CHUKS-EZIKE, C. 2020. An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Oil and gas resource exploitation has hugely contributed to Nigeria's revenue. This is therefore an important contributor to the Nigerian economy. Nigerian oil and gas business has been mainly facilitated by multinational and indigenous oil companies... Read More about An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes..

An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG). (2020)
Thesis
KADIRGOLAM, B. 2020. An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) production-sharing contracts (PSCs) with international oil companies (IOCs) have dominated the relationship crises between the KRG and the Iraqi Federal Government (IFG) for the last fifteen years. During thi... Read More about An investigation into the oil and gas contractual and legal relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraq Federal Government (IFG)..

Realising the effective enforcement of civil and political rights in Africa: an analysis of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. (2019)
Thesis
OBODO, C.A. 2019. Realising the effective enforcement of civil and political rights in Africa: an analysis of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The task of drafting the standard of human rights is largely complete, and monitoring and enforcement institutions are functioning as intended. However limited that intent may have been, research has shown that the violation of human rights, particul... Read More about Realising the effective enforcement of civil and political rights in Africa: an analysis of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights..

A socio-legal case study of advocacy and non-advocacy mechanisms established to support the participation of children and young people in non-judicial decision-making processes in Moray. (2019)
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GRIEVE, L.R. 2019. A socio-legal case study of advocacy and non-advocacy mechanisms established to support the participation of children and young people in non-judicial decision-making processes in Moray. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The practice of researching children and young people's participation can be an attractive proposition for multiple disciplines within the humanities and is often buttressed by reference to the substantive articles in the United Nations Convention on... Read More about A socio-legal case study of advocacy and non-advocacy mechanisms established to support the participation of children and young people in non-judicial decision-making processes in Moray..

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More about Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran..

An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision. (2018)
Thesis
UBIEBOR, O.G. 2018. An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

In an era where an increasing number of states are affected by various types and forms of transnational crime - including terrorism, cybercrime, financial crime, murder, illegal drugs, and human trafficking - one response has been a greater emphasis... Read More about An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision..

The difference in how UAE and EW law controls Gharar (risk) and so Riba in a construction contract in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. (2017)
Thesis
CRAWLEY, S.E. 2017. The difference in how UAE and EW law controls Gharar (risk) and so Riba in a construction contract in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research critically analyses and compares how the United Arab Emirates (UAE)1 Law and English and Welsh (EW) Law regulates obligations in a contract, for a thing that is to come into existence in the future, namely a construction contract. Uncer... Read More about The difference in how UAE and EW law controls Gharar (risk) and so Riba in a construction contract in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE..

Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. (2017)
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ONYEJEKWE, N.C. 2017. Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The recession that started in the late 2000s has created significant economic and financial challenges globally and within nation states. In particular, oil-producing countries have been further affected by the fall in oil price. It is therefore cruc... Read More about Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime..

The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent. (2016)
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AMJAD, M. 2016. The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

This research considers the related questions on access to justice in India sub-continent: what exactly is wrong with the judiciary, what is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and why do people prefer it to the judiciary in settling their disputes... Read More about The use of ADR methods in the context of the barriers obstructing access to non ADR justice in Indian sub-continent..

Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation. (2009)
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NANA, C.N. 2009. Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The objectives of this thesis are twofold: firstly, demonstrate that the string of contradictions stretching across substantive and procedural corporate criminal law may be avoided if courts refer to an appropriate mechanism of imputation; and second... Read More about Corporate criminal liability in the United Kingdom: determining the appropriate mechanism of imputation..

Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. (2006)
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MIDDLEMISS, S. 2006. Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the course of my relatively short research career I have been extremely productive and published widely on employment law, especially in the area of discrimination law and the civil law of harassment. I have also researched and been published on a... Read More about Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform..

The dynamics of female offending: case studies in Scotland. (2001)
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TYLER, L. 2001. The dynamics of female offending: case studies in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1695141

This research examines female offending in Scotland, and assesses our current understanding of its nature and causes. It acknowledges the importance of work carried out in the area of female criminality in the last twenty years, but stresses that our... Read More about The dynamics of female offending: case studies in Scotland..

The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. (2000)
Thesis
STEWART, R.S. 2000. The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is an examination of the impact of the 1992 MacSharry Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms on one region of the European Union (ED), namely Grampian Region in Scotland. The period of analysis is 1991-95, covering the year prior to ref... Read More about The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region..