The President of the Republic, Paul Biya has presided over a session of the Higher Judicial Council at the Unity Palace in Yaoundé.
The session was attended by the 14 permanent and alternate members of the council.
At about 11:00am this Monday August 10, 2020, members of the council made their arrivals at the State House led by their Vice President, Minister of Justice – Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso.
The session held in the wake on the in-depth 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 Higher Judicial 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 Advanced of School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.
They 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.
The members were reminded that their opinions and proposals would assist the President of the Republic, Chairman of the Higher Judicial Council in performing his constitutional duty as guarantor of the independence of the judiciary and the proper functioning of the state institution.
The President urged members to discharge the duty with tact, objectivity, and discernment.
During the session the newly appointed members 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 current session is holding after the last that held in 2017.