CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

The Constitutional Council validates the offense of breach of confinement

The Constitutional Council validated, Friday, June 26, the criminal offense of violation of containment, created by the law of state of health emergency, an offense denounced as strongly contested but considered sufficiently precise and therefore "in conformity" with the Basic Law.
The Constitutional Council validates the offense of breach of confinement

The Council "judges that the legislator has sufficiently determined the field of the obligation" made to the citizens and "rejects the complaint drawn from the disregard of the principle of legality of the crimes and the penalties", he explains in a press release.

The offense created by article L.3136-1 of the public health code provides that a person fined more than three times for breach of confinement within 30 days is liable to a penalty of six months imprisonment and a fine of 3,750 euros. The "wise men" were seized by the Court of Cassation, which examined in May several priority questions of constitutionality (QPC) concerning this article.

"The legislator has not adopted imprecise provisions"
Before the Constitutional Council, the applicants' lawyers had squeezed out a text adopted in "precipitation", "escalation", responding to a repressive "need for display", which had seriously infringed fundamental rights, including that of an "effective remedy".

The Council judges that "neither the notion of verbalization, which designates the fact of drawing up a report of offense, nor the reference to" travel strictly essential for family and health needs "is imprecise or ambiguous".

In addition, "by retaining as a constitutive element of the offense the fact that the person had been previously verbalized 'on more than three occasions', the legislator did not adopt imprecise provisions".

In particular, underlines the Council, "these provisions do not allow that the same exit, which constitutes a single violation of the prohibition of exit, can be verbalized repeatedly".