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Why Is Cameroon Hesitant In Joining the African Rights Court?

Cameroon Urged To Ratify Protocol of African Rights Court

The President of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo from Ghana, yesterday, April 22, 2013 urged the Cameroon government to ratify the protocol establishing the court and also make Article 34 (6) declaration, allowing individuals and Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs direct access to the court. She led a delegation of the court officials to an audience with Prime Minister, Philemon Yang in Yaounde.

Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo of the African Human Rights Court

“We paid the visit to the Prime Minister to call on His Excellency to remind the Republic that Cameroon has not yet ratified the protocol establishing the court, although it ratified the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights a long time ago,” the Court President told reporters after the discussions with the Prime Minister. She further said that they drew government’s attention to make the declaration allowing individuals and NGOs direct access to court after the country must have ratified the protocol.

Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo said during discussions with the Head of Government, they did not gather any information on impediments of Cameroon ratifying the protocol. “We were assured that the administrative processes to bring about the ratification were in place,” she disclosed. Appraising the human rights situation in the country, she said, Cameroon ranked pretty well justified by the prevailing peace.

The President of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights and her delegation are in Cameroon to attend a consultative and sensitization seminar the court will be organizing in collaboration with the Government on the promotion of the Court for Women Human Rights NGOs in Africa. The seminar that will run from April 24 to 26 in Yaounde will hold on the theme, “The African Court on Human and People’s Rights: Your new partner in strengthening the protection of human rights in Africa.

Emmanuel Kendemeh| July 26, 2013 | Cameroun Tribune

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