Combatting Terrorism in Cameroon: A Judicial Perspective

  • Akame Nnoko Remi Joel
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  • Akame Nnoko Remi Joel

    University of Buea, Cameroon

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Fighting terrorism is a global call for concern. Cameroon as a state, on its part has adopted measures specifically judicially in combatting acts of terrorism within its national territory. This article identifies and examines the role of the Courts in the implantation of the 2014 anti-terrorism law and how this judicial activity impairs human rights. It is based on primary data from unstructured interviews and legislations. Findings reveal that the courts play a key role in combatting acts of terrorism. However, most human rights of these terrorist are not respected in the adjudication process most at times due to the outrageous nature certain provision of the 2014 law on terrorism. This article concludes certain provision of the law be reviewed with a more human rights based approached adopted and a degree of constitutional independence of the judiciary.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1312 - 1322


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