Justice and Law Bulletin https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/jus-l-bulletin <p>Justice and Law Bulletin (JLB) is published by Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.. It is a tri-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access Journal published in English. Published three times a year, the Justice and Law Bulletin brings out Book Reviews, Research Papers, Review Papers, Case Studies and Short Communications by scholars, academicians and professionals. The focus and scope of the Journal corresponds to all topics related to Law, Constitution and Jurisprudence.</p> <p> </p> en-US law@apricuspublishers.com (Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., B-403, Aishwaryam, Gaur City 2, Greater Noida (West), Uttar Pradesh, India) editorial@apricuspublishers.com (Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) Mon, 30 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Cameroonian’s Decentralization Code and the Production of Implementation’s Regulations by the Government: Pressing Theoretical and Practical Questions put to Stakeholders. https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/jus-l-bulletin/article/view/22 <p><em>The issue in this article is the evaluation of the impact of administrative regulations on the implementation of the decentralization process in Cameroon. This issue is highlighted by a double delegation stemming from the Constitution which while adopting decentralization form of government delegates almost all the powers of putting the process in motion to Parliament. From the observations and analysis of the laws adopted by Parliaments, loopholes are deliberately left by the legislator to be filled by the Executive Power by way of regulations. The bond of contention is that such delegation is left without giving the time frame for that to happen nor setting standards for the content of such implementing regulations. These unfettered powers delegated to the Executive is part of the political game unfolding under a de facto one party system. It creates an avenue for the obvious resistant of the entrenched centralization as opposed to the very purpose of the decentralization process. The outcome is that Executive Power paradoxically imposes the pace of decentralization process to the point of frustrating an array of key provisions of the decentralization code. All of these, contrary to the intentions manifested in the Constitution on the model of decentralization, creating local governments. </em></p> Ms. Ajang Pamela Ngoh Copyright (c) 2022 Justice and Law Bulletin https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/jus-l-bulletin/article/view/22 Sun, 03 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Development and Conceptualisation of Harm Principle and Mens Rea in Statutory Offences https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/jus-l-bulletin/article/view/23 <p><em>When the British took the administration of the country the condition of the legal system in India was not so good. Therefore, they turned to the adoption of the English Criminal law in India. As per the common law, motive is not considered as of much significance. Motive is an attitude of the mind. It is the emotion prompting the act. Love, compassion, fear, jealousy, hatred, perverted lust, desire for money etc. are examples of emotion prompting us the act and they constitute motive. It is different from mens rea, which is the immediate cause of committing offence. In olden days it was a common belief that legislature was not competent to over-ride the established rules of common law. According to this view, even if the necessity of mens rea is not expressly mentioned in a particular statute, the judges should read between lines the necessary mens rea. Now there are statutes which do not attach much significance to the aspect of mens rea.</em></p> Dr. N. Krishna Kumar, Mr. Manu Krishna Copyright (c) 2022 Justice and Law Bulletin https://apricusjournals.com/index.php/jus-l-bulletin/article/view/23 Sun, 03 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000