March 27, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
More than 1,000 civilians have been killed so far in 2015 at the hands of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. According to HRW, "Boko Haram fighters have deliberately attacked villages and committed mass killings and abductions as their attacks have spread ...[read more]
May 19, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Five human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch (HRW), sent a letter letter Cameroon authorities on Friday to drop the charges against two transgender youths rather than undergoing an appeal to the Cameroon Supreme Court. The defendants, who identify as women, were arrested in July ...[read more]
September 26, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Five human rights groups sent a letter Monday to Cameroon President Paul Biya, urging him to end persecution against gays and lesbians and repeal laws that criminalize homosexual conduct. The groups, Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights ...[read more]
August 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 14, 2008, Nigeria officially turned over the entirety of the disputed Bakassi peninsula to neighboring Cameroon in compliance with a 2002 ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ruling was based on a colonial agreement between the UK and Germany and established that ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Ann Riley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Alternatives-Cameroun on Thursday urged the government of Cameroon to decriminalize consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex. Under Article 347 of the Cameroon Penal Code, same-sex acts are subject to a punishment of six months to five years in prison. ...[read more]
April 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 in Nken v. Holder, retitled from Nken v. Mukasey, that an alien's stay of deportation request pending consideration of his petition for review is governed by the traditional test for stays, not by congressional revisions to the Immigration and ...[read more]
April 10, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Frank Smyth: There is nothing that repressive regimes like more than pointing the finger at someone else. Nearly four years ago, after journalists including Judith Miller then of The New York Times were jailed for refusing to reveal sources in response to federal subpoenas, senior government... ...[read more]
January 30, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Cameroon government has participated in and encouraged unlawful executions, torture, and other human rights violations of political dissenters, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Thursday. The report alleges that such violations have been taking place for more than 10 ...[read more]
January 29, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Cameroon: Impunity Underpins Persistent Abuse, Amnesty International, January 29, 2009. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
October 2, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The annual UN Treaty Event, celebrated yearly to promote universal participation in international treaties and agreements, concluded Wednesday after a number of states signed and ratified various treaties and conventions. This year's event, entitled Treaty Event 2008: Towards Universal Pa... ...[read more]

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