Syllabus For The Special Recruitment Of 50 ( Fifty ) Pupil Magistrates Of English Expression Into The Magistracy And Court Registry Division Of The National School Of Administration And Magistracy ( NSAM) For The 2017/ 2018 Academic Year.

I . WRITTEN PAPERS
A . General knowledge ( All Sections ) :
Literature ;
Philosophy:
Modern History;
Development in Science and Technology:
Civilizations ;
Sociology ;
Arts and Culture ;
Topical issues.
B . Law paper on Common Law ( All Sections )
1 . The basis and characteristics of the rule of law
SOURCES OF LAW
written sources ;
Non- textual sources of law. general principles of law, customs . jurisprudence / case laws .

TOPICS ON LAW
Distinction between natural persons and corporate entities ;
Identification of persons and their rights .
PROPERTY RIGHTS
NATURAL PERSONS AND FAMILY
The Cameroonian nationality.
FAMILY LAW
Marriage ( void and voidable marriage . validity of marriage . consortium ) :
Matrimonial Regimes;
Divorce and judicial separation :
Legitimation ;
Property rights ( financial provisions . custody . etc . );
Child law
LAW OF TORT
General principles ;
Defamation ;
Negligence ;
Trespass to land and to persons ;
Nuisance ;
Deceit and injurious falsehood
Wrongful process of law.
Damages and remedies
CONTRACTS
General contract principles ;
Formation ( offer and acceptance , intention to create legal relations, etc . );
Consideration;
Terms of contract ( excluding and limiting terms );
Capacity ( required status to get into a valid contract ) :
illegality.
Mistake ;
Privacy of contracts :
Privity .
PROPERTY LAW
Content :
The base ;
Accessories. »
Apparent and indivisible property ;
Evidence .
POSSESION
Possessory actions :
Prescriptions .
SUCCESSION
Introduction;
Types of succession;
Distribution of property :
The will ;
Liabilities of personal representative ;
Challenging a will ;
PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
General principles ;
Conflicts of law;
Conflicts of law settlement ;
Foreign judgments and exequatur .
COMMON LAW CIVIL PROCEDURE
Meaning of civil procedure and its application in Anglophone Cameroon .
Commencement of civil proceedings ( motions . petitions . writs of summons) .
Simplified recovery procedure and the undefended list;
Parties ( nature , joinder procedure, misjoinder procedure , representation proceedings . etc . );
Joinder and consolidation of causes of action .
Service of process and appearance .
Pleadings ( functions . content. facts that must be specifically pleaded . etc . );
Interim relief ( interlocutory order. injunction . etc ) .
Equitable relief .
Interfocutory application.
Settlement of issues.
Stay of execution;
PRINCIPLES OF EVIDENCE LAW
Meaning and nature of evidence and the laws applicable to evidence ;
Facts which need not be proved:
Relevancy and admissibility of facts ;
Admission ( formal and informal)
Confession ;
Hearsay evidence ;
Opinion evidence :
Similar facts evidence ;
Compellabity of witnesses :
Corroboration .
C . Papers for each specialty
1 - JUDICIAL SECTION
a) Business law
OHADA and its institutions;
General Commercial Law;
The Company Law and the legal status of economic interest groups ;
Collection of receivables ;
Security and enforcement proceedings:
Collective proceedings for discharging liabilities ;
The Arbitration Law;
Consumer law and Competition Law:
Maior business contracts :
Company Contract :
Return for Professin Use ;
Loan Contracts
‘ Sales and Purchase Contracts:
Transport Contract ;
Service Contract ;
Labour Contract ;
Corporate. Subcontracting . Engineering . Technology Transfer Contracts
Lease Contract ;
Management of Lease Contract ;
Distribution, Franchise. Concession Contracts;
etc .
b ) Criminal law
General principles : 5
The offence :
Coaclions and complicity
Criminal responsibility .
Penalties ;
Suspended sentences.
c) Criminal procedure
The leadings principles of legal proceedings;
Public action ;
Civil action ;
Prescription of public action and of penalties ;
Preliminary investigation and preliminary inquiry;
Rules of evidence :
Police custody and detention ;
Alternative measures to imprisonment ;
Execution of court decisions ;
Remedy at law ( appeal ) and authority of the res judicata .
2 - ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
a) Constitutional law. administrative law and administrative litigations
General Administrative Law. public estainshments . administrative acts , public services;
Administrative litigation: the status of the administrative judge and administrative justice .
b ) Public freedoms and human rights
Freedom of expression , information and communication:
Freedom of association . of meeting and formation of political parties ;
Freedom of movement ;
Human Rights ;
The limitations of public freedoms ;
institutions regulating public freedoms :
The National Commission for Human Rights and Freedoms ;
Competent Courts of Common Law.
A special court : the High Court of Justice :
c) PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Sources .
Settlement of disputes ,
3 - ACCOUNTS SECTION
a) ACCOUNTANCY
General ;
Analytic ;
Projected ;
b ) PUBLIC FINANCE
The rudiments of public finance ;
State financial policy:
The financial policy of Regional and Local Communities ;
The budgetary and accounting set- up of the State ;
The budgetaty and accounting set- up of administrative public establishments :
The budgetary and accounting framework of Regional and Local Communities ;
Management of the State budget audit .
Financial courts in Cameroon and abroad ;
Relations between financial court : and judicial authorities .
II / ORAL EXAMINATION
Interview with a jury , which seeks to assess the personality of the candidate and his predisposition to serve the State and the citizen .
NB : Emphasis shall be laid on the knowledge of judicial institutions in Cameroon .
1 . JUDICIAL ORGANISATION
Customary Courts ;
Courts of first instance ;
Military courts:
High Courts ;
Administrative courts ;
Regional Account Courts ;
Courts of Appeal ;
Special Criminal Court ;
Supreme Court ; its Chambers
Court of Impeachment .
2 . THE JUDICIARY CORPS
Magistrates : the status of magistracy. the Higher Judicial Council ( HJC ) .
Court registrar and legal department staff and their status .
3 . AUXILIARIES OF JUSTICE
Bailifls and executing officers:
Barristers ;
Public notaries;
Judicial police .
4 . THE LANGUAGE JURY
An interview with a jury in French .

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