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Title:Property Adjustment after Divorce in Cameroonian Statutory Law: A Rapprochement Civil and Common Law Systems?
Author:Tabe Tabe, Simon
Periodical:African Journal of International and Comparative Law
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:conflict of laws
marriage law
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Economics and Trade
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/afjincol12&id=721&collection=journals&index=journals/afjincol
Abstract:The substantive rules governing the property rights of married couples in Cameroon differ in the respective legal zones of the Republic of Cameroon. While the common law system applies in the English-speaking provinces (North-West and South-West) the civil law operates in the French-speaking provinces. Thus not only is Cameroon saddled with outdated English and French statutory laws which are largely irrelevant to the social reality of modern Cameroon, but the existing laws on property rights of spouses in anglophone and francophone Cameroon raise a conflict of laws dilemma. Legislation providing a single system governing the rights in property of married couples in anglophone and francophone Cameroon is required. Notes, ref.