The Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code

The Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code was harmonised, amended and put into force in 2005 by Law No. 2005/007 of 27 July 2005. This Code lays down the principles and procedures involved in criminal actions. This law stipulates the rules which deal particularly with the investigation of offences, the search and identification of offenders, the method of adducing evidence, the powers of those charged with prosecution, the organisation, composition and jurisdiction of courts in criminal matters, verdict, sentencing, the right of the parties and the methods of executing sentences. As a matter of fact, the Code is well defined and structured.

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