Contra Nocendi Cameroon and Contra Nocendi International has jointly submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the upcoming universal periodic review process (UPR) for Cameroon. The staff of Contra Nocendi Cameroon worked closely with the programs and legal teams of Contra Nocendi International, on what was a very long but also deeply fruitful and rewarding endeavor. This submission is indeed a significant achievement, and the individuals from both organizations that worked tirelessly and diligently on it must be duly commended.
We are hopeful that Contra Nocendi Cameroon and Contra Nocendi International will form only a small part of a long list of NGOs that have submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council as part of the UPR process for Cameroon. We are confident that many different perspectives will be reflected in the various reports coming in from all these different entities. We are also hopeful that our efforts to highlight concerns and raise points of positive developments, where warranted, will be beneficial to both the UN Human Rights Council and the Government of Cameroon.
The Universal Periodic Review is an indispensible and necessary process that enables the UN Human Rights Council to hold States accountable for their human rights record, while creating a constructive and inclusive forum which builds durable relationships aimed at promoting human rights in the country in question. Once again, we are deeply proud of this achievement and remain committed to its further requirements. We look forward to engaging further in this process and will keep everyone informed of the developments in the UPR process for Cameroon.