The Harmonization of Business Law in Africa: Is Article 42 of the OHADA Treaty a Problem?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

The Harmonization of Business Law in Africa: Is Article 42 of the OHADA Treaty a Problem? / Enonchong, Nelson.

In: Journal of African Law, Vol. 51, No. 1, 25.05.2007, p. 95-115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{1b5028ec4f074fa5bb9dbc604d15c575,
title = "The Harmonization of Business Law in Africa: Is Article 42 of the OHADA Treaty a Problem?",
abstract = "The primary function of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) is to modernize and harmonize the business laws of member states. The wider objective of OHADA is to attract foreign investment into the OHADA zone and to achieve economic integration in Africa as whole, as other African countries join OHADA. However, article 42 of the treaty establishing OHADA stipulates that French is the working language of the organization. This paper argues that this provision does not facilitate the goal of economic integration in Africa and that in one member state, Cameroon, article 42 presents serious constitutional and human rights difficulties. The paper suggests that article 42 should be amended in order to make it easier for key OHADA objectives to be attained and in order to remove the serious problems created in Cameroon.",
author = "Nelson Enonchong",
year = "2007",
month = may,
day = "25",
doi = "10.1017/S0021855306000222",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "95--115",
journal = "Journal of African Law",
issn = "0021-8553",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Harmonization of Business Law in Africa: Is Article 42 of the OHADA Treaty a Problem?

AU - Enonchong, Nelson

PY - 2007/5/25

Y1 - 2007/5/25

N2 - The primary function of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) is to modernize and harmonize the business laws of member states. The wider objective of OHADA is to attract foreign investment into the OHADA zone and to achieve economic integration in Africa as whole, as other African countries join OHADA. However, article 42 of the treaty establishing OHADA stipulates that French is the working language of the organization. This paper argues that this provision does not facilitate the goal of economic integration in Africa and that in one member state, Cameroon, article 42 presents serious constitutional and human rights difficulties. The paper suggests that article 42 should be amended in order to make it easier for key OHADA objectives to be attained and in order to remove the serious problems created in Cameroon.

AB - The primary function of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) is to modernize and harmonize the business laws of member states. The wider objective of OHADA is to attract foreign investment into the OHADA zone and to achieve economic integration in Africa as whole, as other African countries join OHADA. However, article 42 of the treaty establishing OHADA stipulates that French is the working language of the organization. This paper argues that this provision does not facilitate the goal of economic integration in Africa and that in one member state, Cameroon, article 42 presents serious constitutional and human rights difficulties. The paper suggests that article 42 should be amended in order to make it easier for key OHADA objectives to be attained and in order to remove the serious problems created in Cameroon.

U2 - 10.1017/S0021855306000222

DO - 10.1017/S0021855306000222

M3 - Article

VL - 51

SP - 95

EP - 115

JO - Journal of African Law

JF - Journal of African Law

SN - 0021-8553

IS - 1

ER -