Citizenship in Cameroon: Reassessing Cameroon’s restrictive nationality law and the need to recognise dual nationality

Published: 1/Jun/2009
Source: Cameroon Journal on Democracy and Human Rights
Eric Ngonji Njungwe And Gregory Thorne, “Citizenship In Cameroon: Reassessing Cameroon’s Restrictive Nationality Law and the Need to Recognize Dual Nationality” CJDHR Vol. 3 No. 1 – June 2009

Abstract: In light of global trend towards more open nationality laws, this article aims to examine the societal impact of the nationality law in the Republic of Cameroon, which currently prohibits the holding of dual nationality.  In this article, detailed tenets of current Cameroonian nationality law are assessed to provide context of what limitations do and do not exist.  The direct and indirect impacts of these limitations are also examined with regards to the legal economic, social, political, and cultural spheres of the Cameroonian society.  It must be mentioned that this article is the outcome of a research undertaking by the authors as part of PICAM’s work and an upcoming “Campaign for Dual Nationality in Cameroon” to be launched by Progressive Initiative for Cameroon (PICAM).

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Cameroon
Year: 2009