There is currently information in academic literature on the legal framework for research governance in many developing countries. Many texts instead focus on the need for law, without fully addressing existing and emerging law in such countries. This paper attempts to fill this vacuum
by describing the current state of the law and identifying remaining gaps in the legal framework of Nigeria, a country that has had experience with unethical health research, and which has taken steps in recent years to formalise its research governance system.
The Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (OUCLJ) is the flagship journal of Oxford University's postgraduate law community, produced under the aegis of the Law Faculty. It is published twice-yearly and endeavours to foster international academic debate and exchange on a wide range of legal topics of interest throughout the Commonwealth.