The Commonwealth should reinforce recent recommendations by the UN Human Rights Committee on Cameroon and give a clear signal to that country that it must comply with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
On 5 November, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern that Cameroon’s authorities were persistently violating the rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The worst abuses it identified included widespread extrajudicial executions, the continued imposition of death sentences, and torture and other abuses by the police.
Commonwealth heads of state and government meet in Durban on 12-15 November.
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