Whose Land is it? The status of customary land tenure in Cameroon

February 2011
Liz Alden Wily (for Centre for Environment and Development, Yaound- FERN and The Rainforest Foundation)

Includes what is the problem and what can be done?; the law and customary land rights; how does Forest Law treat customary land rights?; lessons from other African states; the way forward. Argues that the current de jure reality is that most rural Cameroonians are little more than squatters on their own land with regard to forests and other land assets.