Risk of Statelessness in Cameroon: A Legal Appraisal

  • Esong Simon M.
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  • Esong Simon M.

    PhD student at University of Douala, Cameroon

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Over the years, statelessness has been considered as a complicated legal issue that has devastating consequences to persons. This study examines the risk of statelessness in Cameroon. Cameroon lacks a Statelessness Determination Procedure (SDP). The Nationality Code does not provide for the determination of statelessness. The study makes use of the qualitative research methodology and the method adopted is content analysis of primary and secondary data. Conflicts such as the dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria over the Bakassi Peninsula, the Crisis in the North West and South West Regions and the Boko Haram war in the Far North of the country are the risk factors of statelessness in Cameroon. It is recommended that Cameroon should ratify the Convention on the Status of Stateless Person 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961 so as to make the reduction of stateless persons and the protection of their rights a legal obligation.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 498 - 513

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116052

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