Cameroon's secret torture chambers: Human rights violations and war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram
This report delves deeper, documenting the cases of 101 individuals who, between March 2013 and March 2017, were held incommunicado, tortured, and sometimes killed by Cameroonian security forces in facilities run by the military and intelligence services. Despite such practices being in violation of both national and international law, the use of torture in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram has become widespread and routine, and practiced with impunity. These constitute violations of international human rights law, as well as violations of international humanitarian law that amount to war crimes.
Choose a language to view report
- Egypt: Activist arbitrarily deprived of nationality, made stateless
- Human rights impact of counter-terrorism measures and countering (violent) extremism policies and practices on the rights of women, girls and the family- oral statement to the inter-active dialogue with the Special Rapporteur (item 3)
- Bahrain: Joint Open Letter to US Secretary of State Regarding Prioritizing Human Rights in Foreign Policy with Bahrain