Compliance with international human rights decisions in Cameroon: mechanisms in place but a lack of transparency

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Abstract

This article explores the institutions and procedures in place within the Republic of Cameroon for the implementation of treaties and decisions from the supranational human rights bodies. Cameroon has an unusual bi-jural system where common and civil law systems co-exist, albeit with tensions. Cameroon has established an inter-ministerial Committee in an apparent effort to facilitate reporting to the UN and African human rights bodies, as well as follow-up on decisions emanating from these bodies. However, in practice a number of challenges remain for the implementation of human rights treaties and decisions including: a lack of transparency concerning the national implementation process; a lack of awareness of the supranational bodies and their decisions among stakeholders; and a lack of independence of the judiciary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Compliance in International Human Rights Law
EditorsRainer Grote, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Davide Paris
PublisherAldershot: Edward Edgar Publishing
Chapter19
Pages391-406
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78897 112 6
ISBN (Print)978 1 78897 111 9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Cameroon
  • African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • Compliance
  • Implementation
  • Judgment

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