Republic of Cameroon

Ministry of Justice

This website is the official channel for disseminating information from the Ministry of Justice of Cameroon

The Ministry of Justice was created on January 27, 1959 by Decree No. 59-12 of January 27, 1959.

By Decree n ° 2005/122 of April 15, 2005 Bearing Organization of the Ministry of Justice, it hosts the Penitentiary Administration which until then was attached to the Ministry of Territorial Administration became MINADT.

Since its creation, the Ministry of Justice has been headed by sixteen (16) Ministers:

  • Mr. Charles OKALA (1959-1960);
  • Mr. Victor KANGA (1960-1961);
  • Mr Yerima MOHAMAN LAMINE (1961);
  • Mr. Arouna NJOYA (1961-1965);
  • Mr. SANDA OUMAROU (1965-1971);
  • Mr. Felix SABAL LECCO (1971-1972);
  • Mr. Simon ACHIDI ACHU (1972-1975);
  • Mr. Joseph Charles DOUMBA (1975-1979);
  • Gilbert ANDZE TSOUNGUI (1979-1983);
  • Mr André NGONGANG OUANDJI (1983-1985);
  • Mr. Benjamin ITOE (1985-1989);
  • Mr. Adolphe MOUDIKI (1989-1991);
  • Mr. DOUALA MOUTOME (1991-1996);
  • Mr. Laurent ESSO (1996-2000);
  • Mr Robert MBELLA MBAPPE (2000-2001);
  • Mr. AMADOU ALI (2001-2011);
  • Mr. Laurent ESSO (2011 - to the present day).

 

THE JUDICIARY BIDS FAREWELL TO EMBLEMATIC JEAN F. AKAME

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The judicial Corps Pays Respects to Deceased top-notch Magistrate

  The Judicial Fraternity Pays Respects to Deceased top-notch Magistrate The judicial fraternity on Thursday 13th December, 2018, paid last respects to the Late Djeudja...

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The Judicial Corps Poised to Kick-out Illegal Detention

The Cameroonian judiciary, together with Regional Delegates of Penitentiary Administration, is set to weed out lingering mal-practices from its landscape, notably illeg...

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APPOINTMENT AT THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: CONTACT MEETING OF THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

Mr. FONKWE Joseph FONGANG, appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice by Decree No. 2017/270 of 7 June 2017 of the President of the Republic, Chairman of the ...

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Humans Rights: The 2016 Report on the state of human rights in cameroon in preparation

From the 31st of May to the 1st of June, at the Ministry of Justice, held the validation workshop of the Report of the Ministry of Justice on the State of Human Rights in...

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