Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Protection of the Rights of the Child to Education in Cameroon: A Legal Perspective.

Author(s): Cacilia Mesonge Kome

This article articulates the protection of the rights of the Child to education in Cameroon from a legal perspective. It examines that issues relating to the protection of Human Rights gained prominence in all parts of the world especially since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Rights of the child has always been recognized by the International community. The aim of writing this article stems from the fact that, many children are deprived of their basic right to education in Cameroon. The fact that many children do not go to school poses a problem in society. This research acts as a source of information for those who are ignorant about their rights. The research sought to answer the question of looking at the extent to which education is protected under Cameroonian Law. The main hypothesis focuses on looking at whether there is the guarantee of a friendly environment for the protection of the rights of the child to education and whether this could be achieved by enforcing more laws together with a commission protecting children’s right to education. The methodology used for this research concerned both primary and secondary sources. Specifically, it was also realized that a lot still had to be accomplished in this particular area of rights especially in the protection of the rights of the child in Africa. However, specific issues relating to the implementation of these instruments are left to the state parties. This article favours the state of Cameroon and postulates that considerable efforts have been made towards the implementation of international instruments protecting the right to education by creating an enabling environment for the enactment of National Laws and the provision of the necessary accompanying conditions towards the realization of the desired objectives. However, these efforts were found to be largely insufficient. Hence, this research makes recommendations towards the proper achievement of the desired goals

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