Syllabus For The Special Recruitment Of 30 (Thirty) Student Court Registrars Of English Expression Into The Magistracy And Court Registry Division Of The National School Of Administration And Magistracy (NSAM) For The 2019/2020 Academic Year .
1 – WRITTEN EXAMS
A- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Political, economic and social history of the world.
Basics of constitutional law and political ideology.
Geography of the world with emphasis on Cameroon and Africa.
B- JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANISATION OF COURTS
Creation, organisation, competence of:
Customary courts .
Court of First Instance.
Court of Appeal
Court of State Security .
High Court of Justice.
Special Criminal Court.
2. Administrative Organisation of Courts
Organisation of the Registry.
Organisation of State Counsel’s Office.
C- CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
The principle of criminal legality.
Offence, prosecution and penalty.
1. General notions (kamerpower.com)
2. Submission of a case to a court
Submission of a case to the Court of First Instance.
Submission of a case to the High Court.
Competence of the Court of First Instance and the High Court.
Competences of The Special Criminal Court.
3. Public Action
Different ways of implementing public action.
Conditions for implementing public action.
Civil action in criminal Courts.
Preliminary investigation of a case.
Judicial police, custody
Submission of a case to Court.
Remedy at law.
Enforcement of penalties.
D- COMMON LAW
D-1) CIVIL LAW
The basis and characteristics of the rule of law
Sources of law
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.
Marriage (void and voidable marriage, validity of marriage, consortium);
Divorce and judicial separation;
Property rights (financial provisions, custody … );
Filiation (Legitimate child, illegitimate child, adoption, conflicts).
D-2) 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 … );
Joinder and consolidation of causes of action.
Service of process and appearance.
Pleadings (functions, content, facts that must be specifically pleaded … );
Interim relief (interlocutory order, injunction … );
Settlement of issues.
Stay of execution.
E- PUBLIC FREEDOMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Freedom of expression, information and communication.
Freedom of association, of meeting and formation of political parties.
Freedom of movement.
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.
A. GRAND JURY
An interview with a jury, with the aim to determine the candidate’s personality and his/her predisposition to serve the State and the citizens.
B. THE LANGUAGE JURY
An interview with a jury in French.