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Cameroon – Anglophone crisis: What can the United Nations do after its proposals?

During a recent visit to Cameroon, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations called on the authorities to release the arrested Anglophone leaders and called for the implementation of the measures announced.

François Louncény Fall is clear. The exit from the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions involves appeasement measures, including the release of detainees, restoration of the Internet and the implementation of the measures announced by the government. During a visit to Cameroon a few days ago, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, offered solutions to the public authorities in order to curb the crisis.

In its edition of April 17, 2017, La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) asks how far the United Nations (UN) can go to respect the rights of the populations and especially to put an end to a crisis that already lasts six month.

Our colleague points out that the United Nations has a host of coercive measures in this direction. “Decisions of the UN Security Council may constitute an application of the provisions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter. It includes provisions that allow the organization to act in the event of a threat to peace, breach of peace and act of aggression, “LNE said.

The private daily quotes as article “articles 39 to 51. Article 39 of the UN Charter stipulates that:” the Security Council must recognize the existence of a threat to peace, A breach of peace or an act of aggression and make recommendations or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with articles 41 and 42 to maintain or restore international peace and security “.

The newspaper recalls that under Article 40 of the UN Charter, the Security Council, in order to prevent the situation from getting worse, “may invite interested parties to comply with the provisional Necessary or desirable measures “.

For the time being, this hypothesis is not yet valid, since the Yaoundé power has shown its willingness to implement measures allowing an early exit from the crisis.

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