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Cameroon’s human rights implementation comes under scrutiny October 16

The people vs the police?

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has announce plans to review Cameroon’s implementation of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ICCPR.

The review to run from October 16 to 17 will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/, as from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 at Palais Wilson, Geneva.

Other countries to come under scrutiny include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius, and Romania.

Going by a press statement on the UN Human Rights website, the countries to be reviewed are among the 169 States that have ratified the ICCPR and so are required to be reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts. The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

The statement equally states that the Committee’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, will be published on November 9 and a news conference to discuss the findings is scheduled for 13.30 on the same day at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.


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