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Enonchong, Laura-Stella (2016) 'Applying International Standards in Enforcing the Right to Personal Liberty in Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects.' Journal of African Law, 60 (3). pp. 389-417.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Right to personal liberty, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, pre-trial detention, habeas corpus, bail, Cameroon
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISSN: 00218553
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855316000140
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 15:07
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39017

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