Cameroon - Commission of inquiry on Ngarbuh (23 Apr. 2020)

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France takes note of the conclusion of the commission of inquiry established by Cameroonian authorities in the aftermath of the violence that led to the deaths of several residents, including children, in Ngarbuh village, North West region, on February 14. It welcomes the opening of legal proceedings.

The Cameroonian authorities’ commitment to fighting impunity is a priority for achieving a lasting settlement in the crisis in the North West and South West regions. France reiterates that it is the duty of the defense and security forces to guarantee the security and protection of civilian populations, including in combat zones.