Cameroon: Human Rights:Written question - 124399

Asked by Neil O'Brien
Asked on: 23 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Cameroon: Human Rights
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to tackle human rights abuses and violence in Cameroon, and in particular South Cameroon.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 31 January 2018

The UK is monitoring the situation in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon closely. Our High Commission in Yaoundé continues to meet opposition groups, human rights defenders and the Cameroonian authorities to establish an accurate account, including over allegations of rape. Our High Commissioner in Yaoundé raised our concerns about the situation in the Anglophone regions with President Biya on 19 December. In this and several recent meetings with Prime Minister Philémon Yang and Cameroonian Ministers he called on the Cameroonian Government to adhere to Cameroon’s obligations under international law in respect of human rights. The British Government condemns sexual violence in conflict and is working with foreign governments, the United Nations, the African Union and international organisations to end it.

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