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Title:Applying international standards in enforcing the right to personal liberty in Cameroon: challenges and prospects
Author:Enonchong, Laura Stella
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 1464-3731)
Geographic term:Cameroon
human rights
rights of the accused
Abstract:This article examines the problematic enforcement of the right to personal liberty in Cameroon. It offers a critical review of that right by assessing its compatibility with international standards endorsed by article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and article 6 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. It finds that, although a small number of provisions are not sufficiently robust to protect that right adequately, for the most part the Cameroonian provisions reflect international standards. In the light of that assessment, the article seeks to identify the impediments to the effective enforcement of the right and to recommend the most effective and feasible mechanisms for developing a robust enforcement framework for the protection and promotion of the right to personal liberty in Cameroon. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]