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Cameroon – Training of Anglophone judicial personnel: Minister Laurent Esso launches the activities of the working group and commissions

Written by Deckson N.

After the creation of this working group and the mixed commissions, on 19 April, the Minister of State, Minister of Justice (MINJUSTICE) Laurent Esso yesterday launched their activities in Yaoundé.

It was in the presence of the Minister of Higher Education (MINESUP), Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo and of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform (MINFOPRA), Michel Ange Angouing.

It is the materialization of one of the instructions given by the Head of State, following the demands of the English lawyers, informs the national daily Cameroon Tribune. These entities should, in particular, conduct capacity building operations for judicial personnel and determine the content of the courses to be taught in both law schools and the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). The challenge is to strengthen the judicial careers of the staff.

According to the newspaper, Minister of State Laurent Esso made it clear at the outset that this is not a matter of recasting the programs of the division of magistracy and registries of ENAM. But “simply to complete the lessons to be followed in English by the students of the future section of the Common Law of ENAM“.

This section will also include lessons learned in Cameroonian law which have already been unified and residual principles of Romano-Germanic law. The working group whose members were present should propose strategies for strengthening the capacities of staff in administrative and accounting law.

According to Cameroon Tribune, for the two joint MINJUSTICE-MINESUP-MINFOPRA committees, they will have to propose the content of curricula in law schools, with a view to judicial careers. In addition, they will have to look at the content of Common Law programs within the Division of Judges and Registries of ENAM.

In the long term, this section, open to all judicial hearers wishing to follow their training in the English language, will have to produce magistrates able to serve wherever they are assigned. The working group and the committees must send their reports to the Head of State in less than four months.

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