Civil and Political Rights in Cameroon explores the fundamental pillars of Cameroon’s democracy and democratization process and interrogates the presence of constitutionalism and the rule of law. It argues that the democratic process as well as democratization are flawed in the light of the prerequisites for democracy and democratization, while examining the contemporary developments made by numerous states on the African continent towards this direction. The context of civil and political rights is discussed with focus on the normative content and incidents that have suggested serious violations in respecting, promoting and protecting civil and political rights in Cameroon. Taking a theoretical approach, Agbor analyses the context in which these rights are founded – identifying and discussing situations that have occurred in which violations occurred. This is the first work to bring together theory and context using a comparative study approach in interrogating the legislative framework as well as institutional mechanism.
Avitus Agbor is Research Professor at North West University, South Africa. He is an expert on Public International Law with a specific focus on International Criminal Justice.
Chapter 1. In the Guise of a Prolegomena
Chapter 2. Delineating the Evolution of Human Rights
Chapter 3. Recurrent Concepts Linked to Human Rights
Chapter 4. Cameroon’s Democratic Evolution: An Assessment of Political Institutions
Chapter 5. Human Rights Within Cameroon’s Legislative Framework
Chapter 6. Civil Rights
Chapter 7. The Right to Due Process
Chapter 8. Political Rights
Chapter 9. Vulnerable Groups
Chapter 10. The Scourge of Child Marriages in Cameroon
Chapter 11. Accountability of Law Enforcement Personnel for Human Rights Violations