Common Law Lawyers in Cameroon have started another strike action in the two regions that make up the Anglophone section of the country. The strike which began on Tuesday the 11th of October 2016 was organized to denounce the lack of the English version of the new text from the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).
The striking lawyers are also raising a finger against the implementation of the French legal system including the French penal code on British Southern Cameroons at the expense of civil procedure (Common Law), inherited from colonization, applicable in the English sector of country.
Since the beginning of the strike action, court sessions in British Southern Cameroons have been disturbed and trials have been postponed. Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that the strike will run for four (4) days.
By Sama Ernest