As part of their advocacy efforts, students on the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) programme at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, are relaunching the #StopCameroonViolations
This initiative is a three-week campaign to continue raising concerns about human rights violations in Cameroon, as well as a call to end violence and hostilities and find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Press Statement: Centre for Human Rights students hold meeting with Cameroonian High Commissioner to South Africa on human rights violations in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon
On Friday 28 May 2021, a delegation of students on the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) Programme at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, met with the Cameroonian High Commissioner to South Africa, HE Mr Anu’a-Gheyle Solomon. This meeting was held under the auspices of a three-week campaign dubbed #StopCameroonViolations. The HRDA students relaunched this campaign on 22 May 2021 in response to the escalating conflict in Cameroon which started as a conflict over cultural rights and identity in the English-speaking regions.
Centre students hold a vigil to inspire hope for change for a better human rights protection in Cameroon
Students from the MPhil/LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation (HRDA) programme at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, held a vigil at the Future Africa Campus on 28 May 2021. The vigil was held to mourn the lost lives in Cameroon as a result of the ongoing conflict. The conflict is estimated to have resulted in the deaths of over 2000 lives and displaced over 60 000 Cameroonians. The vigil was held under the auspices of the relaunch of the #StopCameroonViolations campaign.