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Cameroon: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL10560, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports (1) that military equipment has been diverted from Cameroon's Far North to the Anglophone regions, and (2) that the Cameroonian military has been implicated in human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in the Anglophone regions, what discussions they have had with the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group about its contract to provide maintenance, technical support and training to the Cameroon Air Force's fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft.

Answered on

3 December 2020

The UK Government is deeply concerned about reports of human rights abuses and violations by both armed separatists and security forces in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions. We continue to call for investigations into all such reports. As the UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights set out at the UN Human Rights Council on 15 September, those who have abused and violated human rights in Cameroon, as anywhere else in the world, must be held responsible.

Since Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group was awarded a contract in 2019 to provide maintenance, technical support and training to the Cameroon Air Force's fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft, a representative of the British High Commission in Cameroon has discussed the contract with the company, as part of our support to British businesses overseas