CAT/C/CMR/CO/4

United Nations

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

Distr.: General
19 May 2010
English
Original: French

Committee against Torture
Forty-fourth session
Geneva, 26 April–14 May 2010

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under
article 19 of the Convention
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture

Cameroon
1.
The Committee against Torture considered the fourth periodic report of Cameroon
(CAT/C/CMR/4) at its 930th and 944th meetings (CAT/C/SR.930 and 944) held on 28
April and 7 May 2010, and adopted, at its 950th and 951st meetings (CAT/C/SR.950 and
951), held on 12 May 2010, the concluding observations as set out below.

A.

Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the fourth periodic report of Cameroon,
which was in compliance with the reporting guidelines, as well as the replies to the list of
issues (CAT/C/CMR/Q/4 and Add.1). However, it regrets that the State party has not
replied to the letter of 17 February 2006, in which the Rapporteur responsible for following
up the Committee’s concluding observations regarding Cameroon (CAT/C/CR/31/6)
requested additional information.
3.
The Committee expresses its appreciation for the constructive dialogue held with the
high-level delegation of the State party, and thanks it for the written replies to the questions
raised by Committee members.

B.

Positive aspects
4.
The Committee notes with satisfaction that, under article 45 of the Constitution of
1972, as revised on 18 January 1996, international treaties and agreements ratified by the
State party, including the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“the Convention”), take precedence over domestic
legislation.

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