Emergency regimes in Cameroon : derogations or failures of law?

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dc.contributor.author Kamga, G.E.K. (Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-14T05:24:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-14T05:24:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.description.abstract The article engages with the issue of emergency regimes in Cameroon and compliance with the international standards on that matter. Emergency regimes which entail human rights violation and infringement of the rule of law have become over the years an essential technique of government in Cameroon. Authorities are inclined to invoke such regimes more in times of democratic competition than in times of real external threat. With emergency regimes being organised by a set of international instruments mainly from a treaty-based system, the study focuses on the scale of compliance of the Cameroon emergency system with such international standards. These standards amount to a set of principles that states should comply with when confronted by emergency situations. For example, the UN Charter compels state parties to respect and protect human rights in all circumstances. With Cameroon being subject to international law and to its international commitments towards state and non-state actors, this article questions whether emergency regimes as currently designed in the country are mere derogations or failures of law. en_ZA
dc.description.department Jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/ajicl en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kamga, G.E.K. Emergency Regimes in Cameroon: Derogations or Failures of Law? African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 25 Issue 4, Page 519-537, ISSN 0954-8890 Available Online Nov 2017. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0954-8890 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1755-1609 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3366/ajicl.2017.0210
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64242
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Edinburgh University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 Edinburgh University Press. All rights reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject Emergency regimes en_ZA
dc.subject Governance en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Security en_ZA
dc.subject State of siege en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.subject Cameroon en_ZA
dc.title Emergency regimes in Cameroon : derogations or failures of law? en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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