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EDITORIAL: Biya’s Common Law Measures: Too Little Too Late April 1, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cameroon Journal, Washington D.C – President Paul Biya’s announced measures at redressing the problems of the Common Law Lawyers in the country come at a time the Common Law is under its most humiliating assault. A prominent Southern Cameroonian Supreme Court Judge, Hon. Justice Paul Ayah was abducted from his residence clandestinely and dumped in the detention cell of his Francophone subordinates in Yaounde.

A prominent Southern Cameroonian international lawyer, Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho Balla and a number of his colleagues were also abducted and taken hostage from the common law jurisdiction and court-martialed in a French speaking jurisdiction in Yaounde. They are sharing this fate with hundreds of other Southern Cameroonians from all walks of life who were abducted from various parts of the territory and deported to military and paramilitary installations in French-speaking Cameroon. It is as if no courts exist in the Common Law jurisdictions from where they were abducted and taken hostage.

The actions of President Biya in relying on the most ferocious and overzealous executors of his anti-Southern Cameroons […]

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