Some officials are meeting in Yaoundé for a validation workshop of a draft report on Human Rights in Cameroon in 2016. The evaluation and eventual publication of the reports by the Ministry of Justice started in 2005 and have since become a tradition. It is a political version of Cameroon’s Human Rights made public by the Biya Francophone dictatorial regime annually.
The draft report which is being scrutinized by so called experts from the ruling CPDM crime syndicate is composed of data collected from public services and pro President Biya civil society organizations. The document under review was drafted by a technical committee at the Department of Human Rights and International Cooperation.
The draft report is in three parts. The first delves on issues related to civil and political rights, the second is on economic, social, cultural rights and the rights to a healthy environment while the third part addresses cross-cutting issues on Human Rights and Rights of Specific Groups. The Secretary General in the Ministry of Justice, George Gwanmesia who opened the reflections noted that the initiative is in line with government’s drive to promote and protect Human Rights in Cameroon.
It is also an indication of progress made in the promotion of Human Rights in Cameroon. The experts attending the meeting have been drawn from the public service, private institutions, and the Civil Society Organizations. The working group is expected to deliver its final reports on Thursday, 1st June 2017.