THE CONCEPT OF CHANGE AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN CAMEROONS

Supportive of the concept of change, that, everything is constantly shifting, and becoming something other to what it was before, is the Common Law Lawyers’ and Teachers’ strike battle for the restoration of the English culture in Southern Cameroons. Until we renounce our wealth and fortune just like Heraclitus, then could we have plenty of time to reflect and appreciate the concept of change to the effect that, Change is the only thing that is inevitable in life. Everything changes … Continued

EXTRAJUDICIAL ARRESTS AND DETENTIONS IN CAMEROON … EMBOLDENED BY SECTIONS OF THE CODE.

It is verily bad at law for a piece of adjectival criminal law to make and or contain provisions therein seemingly advocating for a dissimilarity pertaining to criminal proceedings, and or approving criminal proceedings in absentia of prosecution witness or witnesses, for such provisions would have smeared the very essence of our criminal justice system. Going by the provisions and or phraseology of section 634 of the Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code [herein after referred to as the Code], it would … Continued

CRITICQUE ON SECTIONS OF THE CAMEROON CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

 Barrister Atoh Walter M. Tchemi, Legal Critic and Researcher, Author of, ‘CRITICQUE ON SECTIONS OF THE CAMEROON CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE’- published at, ‘ International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications ( IJSRP), Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2016 Edition’ [ISSN 2250-3153]   September Edition Link: http://www.ijsrp.org/research-journal-0916.php Download Cover Page for this Edition: http://ijsrp.org/print-journal.html  

SAME-SEX CONDUCT, STILL AN OFFENSE IN CAMEROON.

It is conventionally verified that homosexuality is a crime in 38 out of 55 African nations with Cameroon inclusive. With regards to Cameroon specifically, many are of the opinion that, Cameroon’s law criminalizing same-sex conduct and as contained in section 347 of the Penal Code violates its international commitments, as well as its own constitution. Cameroon is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)[1], which provides for equal protection, non-discrimination, and the right to privacy. … Continued

FAIR TRIAL A NIGHTMARE IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN CAMEROON. PART TWO.

This writer is of the opinion that, the judicial system in Cameroon is handicapped by the lack of an effective and independent judiciary. That Judges are appointed by the president, and courts are subject to the influence of money and politics, that the Courts in Cameroon are instruments of injustice and unfairness, consequently the fundamental principle of fair trial can hardly be observed practically within the judicial system in Cameroon. It is germane to note herein that, in criminal proceedings … Continued

FAIR TRIAL A NIGHTMARE IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN CAMEROON- ALBATROSS SUSPECTS AT THE MERCY OF GOD. PART ONE

This writer is of the opinion that, the judicial system in Cameroon is handicapped by the lack of an effective and independent judiciary. That Judges are appointed by the president, and courts are subject to the influence of money and politics, that the Courts in Cameroon are instruments of injustice and unfairness, consequently the fundamental principle of fair trial can hardly be observed practically within the judicial system in Cameroon. It is germane to note herein that, in criminal proceedings … Continued

2011 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

This writer holds that, unconstitutional change of governments is one of the greatest causes of insecurity, instability and violent conflicts in Africa and that to prevent such ills; political actors/governments should promote and strengthen the conventional policy of good governance through the Institutionalization of transparency, accountability and participatory democracy.   This author contends that, independent elections observation mission is a very important contributory factor to ensuring the regularity, transparency and credibility of elections and in these lines of thoughts, he … Continued