Cameroon: Arbitrary Detention of Anglophones in Cameroon | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Anglophone protests in Cameroon Photo Credit: ConstitutionNet Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is concerned by reports that 15 individuals have been arbitrarily arrested and detained as part of the recent crackdown by the Government of Cameroon in … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Ensure the Right to Protest and End Arbitrary Restrictions on Peaceful Demonstrations | Letter

Full PDF Version Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon Photo Credit: United Nations Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 His Excellency Mr. Paul Biya President of the Republic of Cameroon Office of the President P.O. Box 100 Yaoundé, Cameroon Email:; … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Five Detained Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest Members | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on the Government of Cameroon to immediately and unconditionally release the five detained AJO members and end the judicial harassment of all human rights defenders in Cameroon. On 20 and 21 April 2018, five members of the association Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest (AJO) … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately End Judicial Harassment and Guarantee Protection of Jan Capelle, Elvis Brown and other OFFGO members | Letter

Full PDF Version In Cameroon, Jan Cappelle, founder of OFFGO, an organization opposing land grabbing and promoting perservationi of farm land and gorilla habitat, and OFFGO's lawyer Elvis Brown face death threats for pursuing a complaint with the National Commission On Human Rights and Freedoms. … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately Release and Cease Prosecutions Against Anglophone Activists | Letter

Full PDF Version (Mancho Bibixy, one of the activists arrested and facing charges before a military tribunal in connection with Anglophone-rights demonstrations) October 30, 2017 His Excellency Paul Biya President of the Republic of Cameroon Office of the President P.O. Box … [Read more...]

Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 25, at 43:37) The following statement prompted a reply from the delegation of Cameroon, which can be viewed here (Chapter 81, at 02:21:56) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately Release and Remedy Arbitrary Detentions of Anglophone Rights Advocates | Letter

Full PDF Version In response to protests against discrimination and marginalization of the English-speaking population and violations of the 1961 unification agreement, the Government has employed measures that violate international law obligations. A crackdown using measures that violate … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Death of Roger MBEDE and Cameroon’s Failure to Comply with Legal Duties to Prevent, Punish and Remedy Violations of Internationally Protected Rights | Letter

Full PDF Version 21 February 2014 President Paul BiyaPresident of Cameroon Office of the President, President Service, Cameroon Fax: +237 22 22 08 70 E-mail: contact@presidenceducameroun.comMinister Laurent Esso Minister of Justice Office of the Minister of … [Read more...]

Cameroon: International obligations of Cameroon to protect lawyers and decriminalize homosexuality | Letter

Re: International obligations of Cameroon to protect lawyers and decriminalize homosexuality To: Paul Biya, President; Philemon Yang, Prime Minister; Laurent Esso, Minister of Justice From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC; Marion Caussanel, LRWC Date: January 16, 2013 To view a PDF … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Jean-Claude Mbédé, Alice Nkom and Michel Togue under threat

LRWC is deeply concerned by the death threats directed at Jean-Claude Roger Mbédé and his lawyers during the last month. Jean-Claude Roger Mbédé is charged with homosexuality and has already spent 16 months in prison. He is targeted for being homosexual and his lawyers, Michel Togue, Alice Nkom and … [Read more...]