ISBN 9789956726424
Pages 264
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Labour Law: Principles and Practice in Cameroon

by Michael Akomaye Yanou

There is a dearth of well researched books on important disciplines in law written by Cameroonians. This regrettable situation has invariably meant a reliance of substantive and practice books written mostly by Nigerian and English writers. While books written by these writers have been helpful, they have not always captured the peculiarities and judicial attitudes of the Cameroonian context. When approached from the perspective of practice in the Anglophone regions, not even Cameroonian writers of French orientation have done justice to this situation. This book contributes to filling this gap. It is a comprehensive review that combines an analysis of the principles and basic procedure of labour law in Cameroon. Yanou draws on solid academic research as well as a wide ranging experience in legal practice across Cameroon and Nigeria to present a coherent and practical elaboration of themes such as employment, dismissal, remedies for wrongful dismissal, compensation for industrial injuries, and trade unions. The book is also motivated by the desire for a repository for members of the Bar and Bench, judges, academics, students and human resources practitioners.

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“The author treats with unquestionable lucidity the procedure for commencing and managing Labour matters in Cameroon…. This book stands out as a big contribution to knowledge and I would quickly recommend it to legal Practitioners, Judges, Law Students, Law makers and Social Workers.”

Ephraim N. Ngwafor, Professor of Law, University of Yaoundé II, SOA, Cameroon

“The core of the work is based on principles derived from the labour code and indigenous case law expounding on the concepts in the code. It critically attempts to demonstrate the judicial attitude of the Cameroonian judge to the code. He shows that at the apex of the judicial ladder is the Supreme Court of Cameroon that gives uniform interpretation and common application of the labour code of Anglo-Saxon and Romano-Germanic origins. Case law has been carefully analysed and comparison with foreign law drawn where it was considered necessary to do so. In writing this book, the author has endeavoured to raise awareness about issues of security of service (right of specific re-instatement) in Cameroon which has not received the attention it deserved particularly from our judges and lawyers. On the whole, this book is a very insightful piece of scientific work that I recommend to all law students, law professors, lawyers, and judges, and all those interested in labour law.”

Fonkwe Joseph Fongang, Supreme Court Judge, Republic of Cameroon

About the Author

Michael Akomaye Yanou

Michael A. Yanou holds a PhD in Law from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He is a practising lawyer and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has published extensively on various aspects of law and society in Cameroon.