Cameroon - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT signature date
OPCAT ratification comment

Instrument of ratification pending deposit with the UN (OPCAT Ratification Bill, 29 July 2010)

UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

The Parliament of Cameroon adopted the law on ratification of the OPCAT in 2010. However, the deposit of the instrument of ratification with the UN is still pending, as well as the designation of its NPM.

The body most likely to assume the role of NPM is the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF), which, among other things, has a mandate to visit centers of detention. At the same time, the Committee against Torture noted how in this case some measures should be taken in order to grant independence and efficiency of this body.