This first article in this issue 'The Case against Taylor’s Asylum: A Review of Nigeria’s Domestic and International Legal Obligations' considers the international and domestic legal issues that arose as a result of the decision to house Taylor and shield him from justice from 2003 to 2006. 'Taking Stock of the First Arrest Warrants of the International Criminal Court' assesses the first indictments issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). It argues that whereas the indicted Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leaders have not been arrested yet, the warrants have put pressure on the LRA. 'The Dilemma of Restorative Justice when ‘All Are Guilty’: A Case Study of the Conflicts in the Niger Delta' examines the possible application of restorative justice principles to the conflicts in the oil producing regions of Nigeria. 'Agency Theory: A New Model of Civil-Military Relations for Africa?' assesses a new approach to Civil-Military relations, Peter Feaver's 'Agency Theory'and how it offers important advantages. 'Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace – The South African Experience' considers whether the compulsory conciliation and arbitration processes offered by, for instance, the CCMA are effective in creating a less adversarial labour relationship. 'Integrated Development Planning in South Africa: Lessons for International Peacebuilding?' proposes that South Africa's self-styled íntegrated development planning' approach, implemented after 1994 to overcome Apartheid's violent history, deserves closer scrutiny by international peacebuilding experts. Two book reviews are then given.