Research report

Reinforcing decentralisation and constitutionalism under the 1996 Constitution of Cameroon for peace-building and development

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  • Fribourg : IFF, 2023
English Cameroon faces an array of serious governance challenges today which include difficulties in handling the country’s inherited dual-state colonial heritage, particularly the perception of marginalisation by the Anglophone community. Other challenges include usurpation of duties of decentralised authorities by deconcentrated authorities, providing adequate service delivery at the local government level, upholding constitutionalism, limiting ethnic tensions, tackling minority concerns and a weak fiscal decentralisation agenda. An examination of the constitutional and legal framework of decentralisation under the 1996 Constitution, shows that these issues have not been adequately addressed under the current dispensation. Thus, there is need for some fundamental changes that would strengthen self and shared rule for better service delivery especially at the local government level. There is also a need for more power sharing at the central government level, the need for robust constitutionalism and human rights and a better fiscal decentralisation agenda.
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Faculty
Faculté de droit
Department
Institut du Fédéralisme
Language
  • English
Classification
Law, jurisprudence
Series statement
  • IFF Working Paper Online ; 36
License
CC BY
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diamond
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/325994
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