Human Rights : African Commission Solicits Promotion Mission

Prime Minister Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute had discussions with the Vice Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights on November 19, 2019.

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has expressed the wish to undertake a mission to Cameroon for the general promotion of human rights. The Vice Chairman of the Commission, Remy Ngoy Lumbu used his visit to Cameroon on November 19, 2019 to pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute. After their discussions, he said, “I came to see the Prime Minister to express the wish of the Commission to undertake a mission here in Cameroon for the general promotion of human rights as is the case in other African countries. The request had been submitted and I came for follow up.” Remy Ngoy told the press that he was the Cameroon country rapporteur at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.

Concerning Cameroon’s human rights situation with the Commission, he said, there was no problem. He expressed the wish for Cameroon to submit another report to the Commission considering that the last one was submitted in 2012. He stated that the Prime Minister promised to do everything within his powers to ensure that the report is prepared and submitted. Remy Ngoy Lumbu, is in Cameroon to take part in the celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Africa (REDHAC) holding on November 19 to 20, 2019.

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