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Enonchong, Laura-Stella (2012) 'Judicial Independence and Accountability in Cameroon: Balancing a Tenuous Relationship.' African Journal of Legal Studies, 5 (3). pp. 313-337.

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This article examines Cameroon’s approach to judicial accountability focusing on its political accountability to the executive. The article contends that the judiciary in Cameroon is excessively accountable to the executive, a position which has resulted to the absence of judicial independence. It also contends that a constitutional reform is necessary to restructure the relationship between the executive and the judiciary and to reform the institutions of judicial insulation in order to provide adequate balance between independence and accountability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cameroon, rule of law, executive interference, judicial independence, judicial accountability, political accountability, legal department
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISSN: 17087384
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2023 11:26

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