During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR on indigenous peoples, 2015
Cameroon tabled its voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership (2009-2012) on 30 March 2009.
Internationally, Cameroon pledged to: ratify the OP1-CRC, OP2-CRC, ICRMW, CRPD, CPED and the Convention against discrimination in education; and cooperate with Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures.
At domestic level, Cameroon committed to: promote the rights of women through adopting legislation and taking into account the observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; protect and take into account children’s rights by implementing recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on children without shelter; improve conditions of places of detention; fight against corruption; protect the rights of minorities; and promote freedom of the press.
An analysis of steps taken by Cameroon in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it has ratified the OP1-CRC (in 2013) but has yet to ratify the other treaties mentioned in its pledges. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Cameroon maintains a Standing Invitation and has accepted 3 out of 5 visit requests. Cameroon has one periodic treaty report overdue (CAT), submitted two late (CRC and ICCPR) and is on schedule for reporting on the 3 others.