Cameroon will be the epicentre of International Law on a date yet to be disclosed in 2017. An “External Lectures Programme” will be organised for mostly Cameroonian jurists, young teachers, diplomats, Doctorate students and magistrates, amongst others, by The Hague Academy of International Law. The institution’s Secretary General, Professor Yves Daudet, and the Treasurer, Van Hoogstraten, are in Cameroon to assess preparations and donate over 370 books to the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC).
After meeting the Minister of External Relations, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, yesterday, June 8, 2015 in Yaounde, Prof. Yves Daudet told the press that the forthcoming lecture programme will dwell on International Law and Regional Cooperation. Lectures will also include health issues. “The Programme was scheduled to hold in 2014 but the Ebola scare in West Africa prompted its postponement to 2017,” he explained. The two-man delegation and Minister Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo also did a comparative analysis of the functioning of the African Union and the European Union.
The External Lectures Programme which had once been hosted by Cameroon in 1973 is one of the Academy’s major academic programmes held every year and by rotation in Africa, Asia and Latin America at the invitation of foreign governments and international organisations. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, the Academy started lectures in 1923. Its Scientific Council, “The Curatorium”, is chaired by former United Nations Secretary General, Boutros Boutros Ghali, while the former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Bot, is the Board Chair.
Source : Cameroon Tribune