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Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission And Trust-Building In Implementing The International Court Of Justice Judgement

Umar Abdullahi, Shuaibu Umar Abdul, Mohammed Bello Baban’umma, Mohammed Bello Baban'umma

Keywords: ICJ, Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, Bakassi Peninsula, trust

Abstract

This study seeks to examine the role of Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission in the promotion of confidence building measures between communities affected by International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgement of 10th October, 2002, involving Cameroon and Nigeria. Specifically, the study assessed how the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission contributed in re-establishing a degree of trust between the people and the governments of Nigeria and Cameroon. The study adopted the survey research design which entails the collection of data from a cross section of the population. The theoretical framework that guided analyses is the neo-liberal institutionalism

theory. The study’s results showed that the implementation of the ICJ judgment by the Mixed Commission has contributed in the promotion of peace between Cameroon and Nigeria as both parties have shown commitment to renounce the use of force in their bilateral relations and pursue peaceful ways for the settlement of their boundary differences. The study concludes that the activities of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission are promoting trust and enabling the provision of basic social amenities such as education and health facilities in the affected Cameroon-Nigeria international border communities. The study recommends that there is the need for the participation of key stakeholders particularly, leaders of the affected populations from both sides in the activities of the Mixed Commission.

Author Biography

UMAR Abdullahi

Department of Political Science,

Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

abdullahiumar43@gmail.com

SHUAIBU Umar Abdul

Department of Political Science,

Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

altukud2015@gmail.com

MOHAMMED Bello Baban’umma

Department of Political Science,

Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Mohammed Bello Baban'umma

Department of Political Science,

Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

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