Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya has urged members of the country’s Higher Judicial Council to remain objective in carrying out their duty.
In his opening statement at the Higher Judicial Council session for the year 2020, Biya also recognised new members of the corps
“This session is taking place in the wake of the in-depth renewal of this institution, which saw the coming on board of new Substantive and Alternate Members, as well as a new Secretary,” he said.
The session comes shortly after the absorption, into the Judiciary, of Legal Probationers who graduated from the recently created Common Law Section of the National School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.
“They are the products of the special recruitment of English-speaking legal and judicial personnel to apply this legal innovation in the jurisdictions of the Courts of Appeal of the North-West and South-West Regions,” said Biya.
Describing the role of the members of the council as crucial, he said “I urge you to discharge your duty with tact, objectivity and discernment. The wordings of the oath some of you are going to take should be a source of inspiration for you and commitment to the service of a credible justice system, that is attached to its principles, endowed with competent personnel, and appreciated by our fellow citizens.”
The principal function of the council is to appoint and discipline magistrates after examining their files.
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