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Cameroon: Human Rights

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What recent contacts they have had with the Government of Cameroon; and whether the issue of respect for human rights was discussed during such contacts. [HL3108]

The UK has frequent formal and informal contact with the Government of Cameroon on human rights issues. In March, the UK funded a workshop on security sector reform that involved the Ministries of Justice and Security (Police). The Cameroonian police are now working on introducing a code of ethics to be signed by all officers.

EU heads of mission raise human rights issues every six months in the structured EU/Cameroon political dialogue. Among the subjects recently discussed were funding for the National Human Rights Commission and the justice system.