The Constitutional Council in Cameroon is one of the most recent institutions, established on January 18 1996, under law N° 96/06.
The Constitutional Council in Cameroon is one of the most recent institutions, established on January 18 1996, under law N° 96/06. It was established after a constitutional revision of June 2 1972, as amended by Law No.2008/001 of April 14, 2008.
In this article, due to popular demand, we will bring out the functions of the constitutional council in Cameroon.
What is the Constitutional Council in Cameroon?
Article 46 of the constitution of Cameroon defines the Constitutional Council as that organ that has competent authority in constitutional concerns. It decides whether or not laws are constitutional.
This regulatory body is in charge of overseeing the operation of institutions. It reigns dominant in its area of expertise.
Functions of the Constitutional Council in Cameroon
These are the various functions of the constitutional council in Cameroon as defined in the constitution:
- The constitutionality of laws, treaties and international agreements;
- The internal regulations of the National Assembly and the Senate;
- Conflicts of competence between the State's institutions, between the State and Regions, and between Regions.
- Also, they watch over the regularity of presidential and parliamentary elections and referendum operations. The Constitutional Council proclaims the results of these various elections. (Article 48).