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
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.