Citation: Nyemb, Jacques Jonathan and Teresa Marchiori. 2019. Turning the Law into a Shield for Street Vendors in African Countries. WIEGO Legal Brief No. 4.
The brief compares the Civil Law system ( prevalent in Francophone African countries) and the Common Law system (prevalent in Anglophone African countries) to explore the recourses and remedies they afford street vendors seeking to defend their rights and livelihoods from the abuse of public authorities. The brief first describes the composition of the two legal systems, with the objective of explaining and comparing how each legal system either gives rights or denies rights, to street vendors. Thereafter it gives a broad overview of the legal recourses that are available to street vendors to enforce their rights under each system.