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                 LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN
n Special Criminal Court; n Supreme Court
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
A court of first instance is established in principle by sub-division. However, according to the ope- rational requirements, the jurisdiction of this court may extend over several sub-divisions. Any case before the first instance court is decided by a sin- gle judge, except in social matters. The trial court is particularly relevant:
• In criminal cases: for the judgment of any offense except for crimes;
• In civil, commercial and social matters when the amount of the claim does not exceed five hun- dred thousand (500,000 CFAF);
• Approving the summary proceedings and injunctions;
• Recovery of trade receivables by simplified procedures.
HIGH COURT
The territorial jurisdiction of the High Court extends to divisions. However, according to ope- rational requirements, the jurisdiction of this court may include several divisions. The High Court has jurisdiction:
• In criminal matters for the trial of crimes and related offenses;
• In civil, commercial and social matters for the trial of disputes where the amount of the claim exceeds five hundred thousand CFAF;
• In civil cases to hear actions and procedures relating to the status of persons, civil status, mar- riage, divorce, parentage subject to the compe- tences of the traditional jurisdictions.
ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS
They were created by a presidential decree on 15 March 2012. There are ten in total, one in each capital region. Their jurisdiction extends to the entire region. The administrative judge's task is to control administrative action which is itself sup- ported by the satisfaction of the general interest.
COURT OF APPEAL
There shall be a court of appeal for every Region. It is based in the Headquarters of the Region. The Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to rule against decisions by courts other than the Supreme Court, the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal itself.
SPECIAL CRIMINAL COURT
Created by Law N0 2011/028 on 14 December 2011, and amended by Law N0 2012/011 on 11 July 2012, the Special Criminal Court is competent in matters where the injury was a minimum amount of 50 million francs CFAF, hijacking offenses of public goods
The Court of Appeal of the Centre














































































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