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Database - Record for : Agreement between the Republic of Cameroon and the Federal Republic of Nigeria concerning the Modalities of Withdrawal and Transfer of Authority in the Bakassi Peninsula
Record 246

Country :

Cameroon/Nigeria

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement between the Republic of Cameroon and the Federal Republic of Nigeria concerning the Modalities of Withdrawal and Transfer of Authority in the Bakassi Peninsula
Year :
2006
Date Signed :

12 June 2006

Summary :

This agreements seeks to implement further the judgment of the International Court of Justice of 10 October 2002. The agreement calls for Nigeria to withdraw its troops from the Bakassi Peninsula within a sixty day time frame from the signing of the agreement. Upon completion of the transfer of authority, the Government of Cameroon guarantees the fundamental rights and freedoms to Nigerian national residing in the area.


Parties :
Cameroon, Nigeria
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Nigerian withdrawal from and transfer of authority over the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Art. 3. 1. Cameroon, after the transfer of authority to it by Nigeria, guarantees to Nigerian nationals living in the Bakassi Peninsula the exercise of the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in international human rights law and in other relevant provisions of international law.
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Annex I. 2(a) Cameroon shall allow Nigeria to keep its civil administration and a police force necessary for the maintenance of law and order in the Zone for a non-renewable period of two years from the time of the withdrawal of the Nigerian forces. At the end of this period, Nigeria shall withdraw its administration and its police force and Cameroon shall take over the administration of the Zone.
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
art. 2. Nigeria to withdraw troops from Bakassi Peninsula within agreed timeframe; if necessary, UNSG can extend this timeframe; Article 5 This Agreement shall be implemented in good faith by the Parties, with the good offices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, if necessary, and shall be witnessed by the United Nations, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America. Article 6 1. A Follow-up Committee to monitor the implementation of this Agreement is hereby established. It shall be composed of representatives of Cameroon, Nigeria, the United Nations and the witness States. The Committee shall monitor the implementation of the Agreement by the Parties with the assistance of the United Nations observers of the Mixed Commission. 2. The Follow-up Committee shall settle any dispute regarding the interpretation and implementation of this Agreement.
International Community :
Article 5 This Agreement shall be implemented in good faith by the Parties, with the good offices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, if necessary, and shall be witnessed by the United Nations, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America. Article 6 1. A Follow-up Committee to monitor the implementation of this Agreement is hereby established. It shall be composed of representatives of Cameroon, Nigeria, the United Nations and the witness States. The Committee shall monitor the implementation of the Agreement by the Parties with the assistance of the United Nations observers of the Mixed Commission. 2. The Follow-up Committee shall settle any dispute regarding the interpretation and implementation of this Agreement.
UN Involvement :
UN witness to agmt; agmt implementing ICJ ruling; Preamble Commending the Secretary-General of the United Nations for his efforts made in this respect in organizing the tripartite summits and establishing the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission; art. 2. Nigeria to withdraw troops from Bakassi Peninsula within agreed timeframe; if necessary, UNSG can extend this timeframe. Article 5 This Agreement shall be implemented in good faith by the Parties, with the good offices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, if necessary, and shall be witnessed by the United Nations, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America. Article 6 1. A Follow-up Committee to monitor the implementation of this Agreement is hereby established. It shall be composed of representatives of Cameroon, Nigeria, the United Nations and the witness States. The Committee shall monitor the implementation of the Agreement by the Parties with the assistance of the United Nations observers of the Mixed Commission. 2. The Follow-up Committee shall settle any dispute regarding the interpretation and implementation of this Agreement.
Source :
UN Peacemaker


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