Since it first became a member of the Council in 2006, for item 4 (situations that require the Council’s attention) resolutions, Cameroon has (in the absence of consensus) voted in favour of texts on the situations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Syrian Arab Republic, against resolutions on the situation in Sudan (2009 and 2010), and abstained on resolutions on the situations in Belarus, the Democratic Republic of Korea (three times) and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Cameroon abstained during voting on a 2012 item 2 resolution on Sri Lanka. For item 7 resolutions (human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories), Cameroon tends to abstain or (less often) vote in favour. On item 10 resolutions (capacity-building), Cameroon has joined consensus on all resolutions except for one that was voted on during the period of its membership: on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Cameroon voted in favour).
For thematic resolutions dealing with civil and political rights, Cameroon has generally joined consensus. Where there has been a vote, it has usually voted in favour. Notwithstanding, it has abstained during votes on: religious discrimination, defamation of religion, and religious intolerance (2007). It voted against a 2011 South African-sponsored resolution on sexual orientation. For thematic resolutions dealing with economic, social, and cultural rights, Cameroon either joined consensus on or has voted in favour of, all adopted texts.
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:
Average of statements for all countries: 98
Average of statements for all countries: 46
Average of statements for all countries: 109
Average of statements for all countries: 61
Average of statements for all countries: 5
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Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.