Economic Violence

Economic Violence

According to Article 15 of the African (Banjul) Charter on human and peoples' rights enshrine in the Cameroon Penal Code, every individual shall have the right to work under equitable and satisfactory conditions and shall receive equal pay for equal work.

Section 2 of the Cameroon Penal Code  states that, exploitation of persons shall include promotion of prostition, or any other form of sexual exploitation, exploitation of labour or force labour, slavery or practices similar to slavery shall all according to section 5 of the Cameroon Penal Code be punished with imprisonment for from fifteen(15) to twenty(20) years and fine of from 100,000 to 10,000,000 francs.

Still section 292 of the Cameroon Penal Code on forced labour states that, whoever for his personal advantage compels another to do any work or to render any service which he has not offered of his own free will shall be punished with imprisonment for from one(1) to five(5) years or with fine of from 10,000 to 500000 francs or with both such imprisonment and fine.