President Paul Biya has presided over a session of the Higher Judicial Council at conference hall of the Unity Palace in Yaoundé Cameroon.
The meeting was attended by the 14 permanent and alternate members of the council.
At 11:00 am on Monday, August 10, 2020, members of the council began arriving at the unity palace led by their Vice President, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso.
The meeting held within the backdrop of renewal of institution with the appointment of new alternate and substantive members and a Secretary; appointed by decree of the President of the Republic.
The Chairman of the Council, President Paul Biya welcomed the new members .
The session examined the integration into the judicial corps of legal probationers who graduated from the recently created Common Law section of the national school of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.
The probationers are products of the special recruitment of English speaking legal and judicial personnel to the legal innovation to serve in the jurisdiction of Appeal Courts in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
Members of the council were reminded that their opinions and proposals would assist the President of the Republic, Chairman of the Higher Judicial Council in exercising his constitutional duty as guarantor of the independence of the judiciary and the proper functioning of the state institution.
Paul Biya called on members to discharge their duties with tact, objectivity, and discernment.
During the working session, newly appointed members were sworn in to the Higher Judicial Council. The President told them that the oath should serve as a source of inspiration and commitment to the service of a credible justice system that is attached to its principles, endowed with competent personnel and appreciated by citizens.
The higher judicial council meeting of this August 10, 2020 is holding 3 years after the last one held in 2017.