The Repression of the Crime of Corruption in Cameroon: The Ineffectiveness of the Measures and the Way Forward

  • Ayuk Nkwa Pascal
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  • Ayuk Nkwa Pascal

    Research fellow at University of Buea, Cameroon

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Corruption is one of the main problems affecting most states’ development, especially developing countries. It retards growth and prevents a State from achieving its full potential. Corruption has always been considered one of the central tenets of bad governance. Every State worldwide is devoted to its absolute eradication or at least its reduction. States have put in place treaties to repress the crime. These treaties oblige the Member States to cooperate in the eradication of corruption and to take legislative and administrative measures to ensure the crime is suppressed in all its forms. Most States define the conduct as a crime, and the perpetrators are punished as ordinary criminals and, in some cases, as in Cameroon, as special criminals. Despite all measures taken by the State of Cameroon to repress corruption, it is increasing. Thus, this article strongly recommends that the State of Cameroon address all the root causes of corruption if the crime must be suppressed or reduced.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 710 - 720


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