The Effectiveness of the Institutional Framework in the Resolution of Land Disputes in Cameroon: Challenges Involved

  • Patience Munge Sone
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  • Patience Munge Sone

    Vice Dean, Incharge of Research and Cooperation at FLPS University of Buea, Cameroon

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Land dispute is a rampant and perennial problem in Cameroon. The State has put in place many institutional measures to address the land disputes but the problem is still prevalent between women and men; government officials and the community; intercommunity; individuals and the community just to mention a few. Using qualitative research methodology and content analysis in analyzing the existing problem and the functioning of the institutional measures, it is discovered that the institutions put in place to resolve the land disputes are facing numerous challenges that hinders their effective role in resolving land disputes. The ineffectiveness of the institutions in resolving land disputes has greatly affected peace in the affected communities and the country as a whole given the fact that there is great scrabble for land since it plays a very vital role in human sustenance. Hence, the state needs to adopt a holistic approach whereby the legal, institutional measures as well as traditional authorities should collaboratively ensure that the country enjoys peace on issues relating to land.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1804 - 1818


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