Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: African Union Commission set up committee to investigate the allegations of human rights violations in the north-west, South-west regions of Cameroon

A coalition of 65 human rights organizations has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to undertake a fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of human rights violations in the north-west Southwest Cameroon. 

The mission, they say, should also recommend measures to bring to justice the perpetrators of these human rights violations. 

The coalition is composed of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Africa International Criminal Justice Network.

She made the appeal in a letter to Solomon Dersso, President of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the Commission  the African Union and Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Commission.

Noting that "the English-speaking regions have been mired in a cycle of violence that has claimed the lives of 3,000 people, forced half a million people to flee their homes and left more than 700,000 children out of school", the coalition of 65 organizations  said it was necessary to put an end to this crisis.

Source: Camerounweb.com