In response to the lawyers' demands, the OHADA
Uniform Acts have been translated into English.
This is arguably the case for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and for the OHADA
Court, as discussed by, respectively, Vinjamuri and Dickerson in this symposium.
The accounting standards applicable are those established in the OHADA
Accounting System (SyScOHADA).
Much of this region's economy, including that of the seventeen OHADA
member-states, (8) is part of the informal sector.
It is not all doom and gloom however, as in September 2012 the DRC became the 17th country to join OHADA
(Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa).
Nineteen papers discuss such topics as the past, present, and future of legal empowerment for the poor; the use of intellectual property law for facilitating technology transfer for development; a framework for legal empowerment and innovation through the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; legal transplantation and legal development in transitional China; the role of law and institutions in expanding women's voice, agency, and empowerment; international asset sharing for development; new state activism in Brazil and the challenge for legal institutions; and assessment of the impact of OHADA
, the legal treaty for the harmonization of business law in Central and West Africa.
For a discussion in relation to the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa, see Nelson Enonchong, 'The Harmonization of Business Law in Africa: Is Article 42 of the OHADA
Treaty a Problem?
Le role de OHADA
(Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires), une organisation qui regroupe 16 pays, est enorme a cet egard.
Une comparison entre le statut de 'Targent commercial" OHADA
et son equivalent en droit nigerian.
See Traile Relatif a l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires, 4 Journal Officiel [JO] OHADA
Four Years On: One Business Law for 16 African Countries (4/2002)
As the authors state in the introduction, the countries in Africa that have adopted the system of laws set out by OHADA
are generally French speaking - meaning that most of the books written on the subject are in French.