The Cameroon Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has set a toll-free number to report human rights violations. James Mouangue Kobila (pictured), chairman of the Commission, said in a statement last July 26 that people can now dial 1523 to denounce abuses.
This new instrument strengthens the CHRC's system for promoting and combating human rights abuses, to "better fulfill its missions to promote and protect human rights and prevent torture," the Commission says.
"This number is open to anyone who wishes to complain about cases of human rights violation or express concerns about their rights, as well as for information purposes," says the president of the Commission. The line is “free, secure, responsible, and completely confidential in compliance with ethical rules of anonymity and protection of information,” he reassures.
As a reminder, the Cameroon Human Rights Commission was created in July 2019 by decree of the President of the Republic. It has, among other missions, the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as the prevention of torture in all places of deprivation of liberty.