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“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