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Cameroon – Anglophone crisis: Francis Sama, the former president of the Bar, invites lawyers to stop the strike

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Written by Deckson N.

He took the opportunity of the solemn oath of seven new English-speaking lawyers to make this appeal last Friday.

On June 9, 2017, Barrister Francis Sama, the former president of the Bar Association of Cameroon, asked lawyers to stop the strike. It was June 9, 2017 during the formal oath of seven new English-speaking lawyers. Speaking of recent presidential decrees on the postings, promotions and appointments of magistrates, the former president said that “these acts of the Head of State constitute an early demonstration of the good faith of the Government to effectively implement the promises made with respect to the claims of English-speaking lawyers “. The latter added “for the first time in the legal history of Cameroon, a common law judge is appointed president of the judicial section of the Supreme Court“. The decrees of the Head of State translate according to Barrister Francis Sama the will to respond to the demands of the English-speaking plaintiffs. For him, these are acts that must lead anglophone lawyers to stop the strikes associated with the anglophone crisis.

I note this good faith of the Government and I invite my comrades lawyers of the common law to also demonstrate a beginning of good faith to encourage the Government … I note that the lawyers for some time come to the Tribunals secretly or even to work. I encourage them to come as I do. That is to say in robe, “said Barrister Francis Sama. The former president, who has shone through his silence since the beginning of the anglophone crisis, knows that his point of view will not be accepted by everyone. He therefore congratulated the Minister of Justice (Minjustice) for the work done in the redeployment of the magistrates.

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