Constitution of the Federal Republic of Cameroon (1961)
The Constitution of Cameroon is the supreme law of the Republic of Cameroon. The document consists of a preamble and 13 Parts, each divided into Articles. The Constitution outlines the rights guaranteed to Cameroonian citizens, the symbols and official institutions of the country, the structure and functions of government, the procedure by which the Constitution may be amended, and the process by which the provisions of the Constitution are to be implemented.
Cameroon adopted its earliest Constitution upon independence from France in 1960. This was a hurried draft based closely on French precedents. In 1961, British Southern Cameroons gained its independence and voted to join its French counterpart. Delegates framed a new Constitution, which made Cameroon a federation of two states under a single powerful president. In 1972, President Ahmadou Ahidjo pushed through a new document that abolished the federal system, renamed the country the Unitary Republic of Cameroon, and granted the president greater powers. After assuming the presidency, Paul Biya pushed through a revised Constitution in 1984. This document changed the country's name to the Republic of Cameroon, redrew the lines of the provinces, and redefined the line of succession to the presidency. The current Constitution was adopted in 1996 in response to pressure from Anglophone Cameroonian groups advocating a return to the federal system. It grants greater autonomy to the provinces (renamed regions) and established a Senate as the upper house to the National Assembly. Nevertheless, none of these provisions has been implemented.

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Cameroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC ... (1) With effect from the 1st October 1961, the Federal Republic of Cameroon shall be constituted from the.
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The Federal Republic of Cameroon - Government of Ambazonia
May 28, 2011 ... In July 1961, a constitutional conference on the nature of unification was ... the Constitution of the Federal United Republic of Cameroon were ...
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The Republic of Cameroon - University of Pretoria
different constitutions. Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution of 1961 stated that the. 'Federal Republic of Cameroon … affirms its adherence to the fundamental ...
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Republic of Cameroon | Republique du Cameroun ... a plebiscite was held in that sector of Cameroon on February 11th 1961 under the United Nations supervision . ... 1961. Thus after the reunification of both sectors, the Federal Republic of Cameroon was born. ... Constitution: 2 June 1972, last amended in January 1996 .
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Federal Republic of Cameroon - Encyclopedia - The Free Dictionary
Information about Federal Republic of Cameroon in the Columbia Encyclopedia, ... Cameroon is governed under the constitution of 1972 as amended. .... Cameroun and the S part of the Cameroons formed a republic in 1961 (the N part joined ...
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266/03 : Kevin Mgwanga Gunme et al / Cameroon Summary of Facts
September 1961 Federal Constitution, at Foumban, leading to the formation of the Federal Republic of. Cameroon on 1st October 1961. The Complainants ...
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Federation or by joining the Cameroon Republic. .... ed., Cameroon: From Federal to Unitary State 1961-1972, Design House, Limbe, 2004, p.53. 9 Ibid, p. 54.
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Cameroon history, politics, leaders. ... Adopted 10 May 1957, Constitution (2 Jun 1972). Capital: ... 1 Oct 1961 Federal Republic of Cameroon after unification
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(Courtesy of Grambling State University, Louisiana and Indiana University, ... (1) With effect from the 1st October 1961, the Federal Republic of Cameroon shall ...
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1961 constitution, the 1972 Constitution, as well as the 1996 Constitution of. Cameroon. ... The then Federal Republic of Cameroon situated at the frontier between West and Central Africa was created ... London: Oxford University Press. 5 Ibid.
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Central European University March 30, 2009 .... CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL IN CAMEROON AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IN .... complaint against government violation of constitutional rights before the courts; the later usually refrained ..... 26 Articles 14, 19 and 33 of the Federal Constitution of 1961.
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