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dc.contributor.authorOpoku, Maxwell Peprah
dc.contributor.authorNketsia, William
dc.contributor.authorOginni, Oyewole Simon
dc.contributor.authorAlupo, Beatrice Atim
dc.contributor.authorSaka, Bernard Nsaidzedze
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-17T21:48:32Z
dc.date.available2021-01-17T21:48:32Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1475-4835en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14754835.2020.1716700en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396769
dc.description.abstractThe extant literature has reported on human rights violations perpetrated by state security systems against citizens during counterterrorism efforts. This has contributed to discussions on effective strategies to protect human life and property in the wake of terrorist attacks from insurgent groups such as Boko Haram. It is widely recommended that states adopt a combination of strategies to combat terrorism. However, in the African context, there have been few explorations of the nature and effectiveness of counterterrorism strategies adopted by states. Drawing on a multifaceted approach to fighting terrorism as the framework of analysis, this qualitative study explores people’s perceptions of the effectiveness of counterterrorism efforts and their human rights implications in Cameroon in the wake of attacks from Boko Haram. One-on-one interviews were conducted with 51 participants recruited from Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. The participants mentioned that security measures instituted by the state have had adverse impacts on their fundamental human rights. The human rights violations are manifested in several ways, including extortion, unlawful arrest, and restrictions on movement. Study limitations, recommendations for future research, and the need for the Cameroon government to create economic opportunities and involve citizens in the fight against terrorism are discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Human Rightsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2005en_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGovernment & Lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordsBOKO HARAM INSURGENCYen_US
dc.titleSocietal perceptions of counterterrorism in Cameroon: The voices of those far from the battlefielden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationOpoku, MP; Nketsia, W; Oginni, OS; Alupo, BA; Saka, BN, Societal perceptions of counterterrorism in Cameroon: The voices of those far from the battlefield, Journal of Human Rights, 2020, 19 (2), pp. 220-237en_US
dc.date.updated2020-08-25T06:29:23Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Human Rights, 19 (2), pp. 220-237, 03 Feb 2020, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2020.1716700en_US
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