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Paralegal extension in North-West Cameroon. In: 52: General issue

Nuhu Salihu, Sam Hickey

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This article presents experiences to date with a paralegal extension programme in North West Cameroon. The programme works with the Mbororo people in the region, a minority pastoralist group whose livelihoods and rights have been threatened and undermined by the State. As the authors state, ‘It is not just that [the Mbororo] lack access to justice, but that their interactions with the State and the justice system are mostly as victims’. The article looks at the strategies pursued to raise awareness of their rights as citizens amongst the Mbororo people (legal and political literacy) and to help overcome injustices. The lessons from the programme are feeding into work with other marginalised groups in Cameroon.

Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

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