Amos Osaigbovo Enabulele
Department: Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
College: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
I commenced my PhD studies at Brunel University in January 2009. I am a Lecturer at the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law in the Faculty of Law at University of Benin, Nigeria. I obtained my LLB at the University of Benin in 2000, and have since published articles across diverse areas of law in several Journals.
My PhD work is a hybrid of public international law and constitutional law. It investigates the problems associated with the lack of uniformity in the approaches of sovereign states towards the application of treaties to their municipal subjects, and its implications for an effective international law regime. The relevance of the discourse is underscored by the expansion of the shade of international law through its application to varied subjects, to which municipal law had exclusively applied.
The aim of the work is to seek means of reducing the inevitable tension between treaties and municipal law, as the former relates with the different modes of implementation adopted by States. As States continue to assume vertical treaty obligations in the face of the poor enforcement records, majorly caused by constitutional impediments, it is hoped that my findings will lead to a global and effective vertical application of international law.