Akwanga v. Cameroon

Reference: CCPR/C/101/D/1813/2008

Decision Year: 2011-03-29

Information Source: The Redress Trust (International NGO) and Follow-up Report on Views (Oct. 2014)

According to the Victim or his/her Counsel:
As of 15th February the victim had not received any communication from the State party. So far the State has not taken any measure to implement the Committee’s view. It is not known whether the State has published the Committee’s View or not. The State party, on 2nd February 2012 (more than 2 months after the deadline passed), provided the following observations on the recommendations of the Human Rights Committee’s: namely (a) reviewing the author’s case; (b) initiating investigation into the alleged violations and punishing of responsible persons; (c) providing compensation to the victim; (d) publishing the Committee’s Views. The author Mr. Akwanga commented on the above State observations that the State has not even initiated an effective criminal investigation; the implementation of this recommendation is clearly illusory and ineffective. The information from the Redress Trust shows that the State party has not taken any measures to implement the recommendations of the Committee. In addition, with regard to recommendation (b), the State insisted that investigation proceedings should be initiated by the complainant. This is not consistent with the interpretation and Jurisprudence (No.1535/2006 Nataliya Litvin v. Ukrain 2011 §9.4) of the Committee.

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