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Cameroon: Corruption

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of corruption in the judicial system in Cameroon; and what discussions he has had with the Cameroon government on the matter. (308128)

Cameroon is rated 146 of 180 countries on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2009. While reliable information on corruption in the judicial system in Cameroon is difficult to obtain, the system is widely acknowledged as inefficient, leading to high levels of corruption. Our high commission in Yaoundé co-ordinates with other diplomatic missions and multinational organisations on anti-corruption measures, and together give political direction to a programme of technical assistance to the Government of Cameroon (the CHOC programme).