Media Advisory: The Floor is Given to Cameroonian Activists

Media Advisory
September 18, 2013

UPDATE: Adoption of Report from Cameroon Universal Periodic Review

The 24th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is underway in Geneva. On Friday, September 20, the Council will adopt the outcome report of Cameroon’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review.

An important event and discussion of the situation of LGBT people and human rights was held in Geneva on September 18, at 18h00 local time. A video recording of the live stream, is available online in French only:

Wednesday, September 18 at 18h, ILGA will host a debate organized in collaboration with Dialogai, CAM-FAIDS, Alternatives Cameroon and Lawyers Without Borders Switzerland entitled "The floor is given to Cameroonian activists." This panel will provide an opportunity to discuss the situation in Cameroon with activists Franz Michel and Engama Mananga who will be attending the meetings of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations, and Saskia Ditisheim of Lawyers Without Frontiers, Geneva, who, with other lawyers, has defended several cases of LGBT people imprisoned in Cameroon.

Video of the debate is available at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ilga-side-event

Click here to download the flyer of the event: http://old.ilga.org/documents/FlyerDiscussionCameerounDialogai.pdf

Damian Ugwu, Regional Program Coordinator for Africa, IGLHRC is available for interview. Contact Roberta Sklar, rsklar@iglhrc.org, +1 917-430-6018 to arrange.