CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

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GENERAL
CAT/C/CR/31/6
11 February 2004
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Original: FRENCH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-first session
10-21 November 2003

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
CAMEROON
1.
The Committee considered the third periodic report of Cameroon (CAT/C/34/Add.17)
at its 585th, 588th and 590th meetings, held on 18, 19 and 20 November 2003
(CAT/C/SR.585, 588 and 590), and adopted the following conclusions and recommendations.
Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the third report of Cameroon, which was prepared in
conformity with the Committee’s guidelines and contains responses to the Committee’s previous
recommendations. It nevertheless notes that the report, which was submitted at the end of 2002,
covers only the period 1996-2000. The Committee welcomes the presence of a delegation of
high-level experts to reply to the many questions put to them.
Positive aspects
3.

The Committee takes note with satisfaction of the following:
(a)

The State party’s efforts to pass legislation to give effect to the Convention;

(b)
The dissolution, in 2001, of the Douala operational command responsible for
combating highway robbery, as recommended by the Committee;

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