Supreme Court: Common Law Division Soon

The Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso defended the bill  in the Constitutional Laws Committee of the Senate on July1, 2017.

The Common Law Division will soon see the light of day in the Supreme Court. This follows  the bill to amend and supplement some provisions of Law N0. 2006/16 of 29 December 2006 to lay down the organization  and functioning of the Supreme Court.
The Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso defended the bill  in the Committee on Constitutional Laws of the Senate on Saturday, July 1, 2017. This was in the presence of the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform,  Michel Ange Angouin who represented the Vice Prime Minister, Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Relations with the Assemblies, Amadou Ali.
The purpose of the bill is to establish a Common Law Division at the Supreme Court. The establishment of this  Division is justified  by the need to take into account the fact that the harmonization of Cameroon’s law, which though irreversible, does not yet cover  all the legal disciplines applicable  in Cameroon. 
Government explained that apart from the customary law, some disciplines which fall  under Common Law are yet to be covered by an instrument that is applicable nationwide. The said disciplines include Family Law, Law of Succession, Equity  Law and Trust, Law of Torts, Law of Contract, Law of Evidence and the Civil and Commercial Procedure Code.  The practice of the aforementioned disciplines falls under Common Law in  the areas of jurisdiction of the North West and South West  Regions. It is therefore reasonable  and logical to establish the relevant Division of the Supreme Court.

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