Judicial System of Cameroon

Supreme court: Supreme Court

Ministry: Justice

Since July 2005, when the very different penal codes in force in the francophone and anglophone regions of Cameroon were unified, there has been substantial investment into updating and expanding the judicial system.

The system is presided over by the Supreme Court and comprises high courts, courts of appeal, military tribunals and courts of first instance. Although independence of the judiciary is ensured under the constitution, the Supreme Court comes under the Ministry of Justice.