Reflection on Police Power of Arrest, Detention and The Treatment of Suspects Under the Cameroonian Criminal Procedure Code and Extra-National Laws: Human Right Digest

  • Rodrick Ndi University of Dschang, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Department of English Law, P.O. Box 66, Dschang, Cameroon

Abstract

It is normal that the society cannot be peaceful without the coverage of the police and the society needs the police for security. All human beings have the right to enjoy the respect for their liberty and security. Law No. 2005 of 27 July 2005 of the Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code (CCPC) and international laws have provided much protection to suspects, and fundamentally, human rights (HR) safeguards. This paper seeks to examine the formal legal requirements for an arrest, detention and the treatment of suspects, and the steps to be respected before arrest is lawful, within national and extra-national laws, to see if there are some correlations between the Cameroonian and international laws. Thus, arrest and detention should be commensurate with the law.


 

Author Biography

Rodrick Ndi, University of Dschang, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Department of English Law, P.O. Box 66, Dschang, Cameroon

Rodrick Ndi1, *, Nana Charles Nguindip2

1PhD Fellow (Law), University of Dschang, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Department of English Law, P.O. Box 66, Dschang, Cameroon

2Senior Lecturer (Law), University of Dschang, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Department of English Law, P.O. Box 66, Dschang, Cameroon

Published
2019-07-18
How to Cite
NDI, Rodrick. Reflection on Police Power of Arrest, Detention and The Treatment of Suspects Under the Cameroonian Criminal Procedure Code and Extra-National Laws: Human Right Digest. National Journal of Criminal Law, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 4-21, july 2019. Available at: <http://lawjournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/njcl/article/view/278>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.