Republic of Cameroon

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Citizenship and Nationality - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35364 - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information relating to document fraud in Cameroon?
      1. Is there any information on whether activists subject to warrants could leave the country without being questioned by authorities?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR104811.E - Information on fraudulent identity documents, including national identity cards - Apr. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR104813.E - The national identity card, including the agency that issues this card, the conditions and documents required to obtain the card, and a detailed description of the card and its use; whether a Cameroonian citizen living abroad can obtain a national identity card; whether the former paper cards are still valid - Apr. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR104831.E - Requirements and procedures for obtaining passports in Cameroon and abroad - Mar. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR102885.FE - Date the national identity cards began to be computerized - July 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR102449.FE - The existence of fraudulent national identity cards and the possibility of obtaining one - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • CMR43572.FE - The Cameroonian driver's licence, including issuing conditions, in particular, the requirements for the holder's photo, the validity period and a detailed description of the licence; whether the driver's licence application must be submitted in person and whether the driver's licence and the requirements for obtaining it are the same across the country - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43569.FE - Cameroonian passports, specifically the issuing agency, the meaning of the numbers on the page bearing the holder's photo, the measures taken to determine the passport's authenticity, whether applications must be submitted in person, whether the holder's photo is taken at the passport office, and whether the holder signs at the time of application or when the passport is issued - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43567.FE - Information on the existing identity documents, particularly the national identity card, including the agency that issues this card, the conditions and documents required for obtaining the card, and a detailed description of the card and its use; whether a Cameroonian citizen living abroad can obtain a national identity card; whether the former paper cards are still valid - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR42424.FE - Whether a traditional marriage performed abroad between a Cameroonian woman and a foreigner vests him with the right to residence and Cameroonian citizenship - Feb. 2004 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • US Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor -2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Children - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR34380 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether there is a process of formal adoption in Cameroon? If so, please provide some basic information about it including when it was introduced.
      2. Please provide information about the Nso culture in relation to family life. It is claimed that in Nso culture it is not acceptable to question the paternity of a child when the mother is alive. Is there any available information about this issue?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Are there child protection laws and agencies which adequately protect children's rights in Cameroon? - June 2011 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • What information is there on police corruption, specifically politically motivated corruption, within Cameroon? - Mar. 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Disability - Jan. 2008 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35364 - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What information is there that low level SDF or SCNC members are arrested or detained simply because of their membership or in this case, involvement in teaching classes.
    • CMR30526 - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that voters in Cameroon are forced to vote for the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM)? How free and fair are elections there?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR43537.FE - The October 2004 presidential elections, including the process, the monitoring efforts, the election results, the reaction of government organizations and opposition parties, as well as the treatment of opposition party members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Election Guide - Recent elections
  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: Dialogue Remains the Only Viable Solution - Dec. 2017 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Ethnic groups - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR105129.FE - The village chief’s warriors, specifically in the Mbouda region; possible consequences for someone who refuses to take over the duties of his deceased father, who was a member of one of these warrior groups (2012-March 2015) – Mar. 2015 (PDF)
    • CMR100141.FE - Chieftaincy, specifically in the village of Bonabakata in Douala; the process of naming a successor to the traditional chief; the consequences of refusing to become chief; and the availability of state protection, if any - June 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43215.FE - Chieftaincy of the Bangou in the village of Bangou; how succession occurs, including the rituals; the consequences of a person's refusal to become chief; whether that person would be threatened and whether the state would protect him or her; the process that follows the refusal, in order to choose a new chief - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Bamilékés

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR43249.E - Information on female genital mutilation (FGM) among the Bamilékés in Cameroon, including how often it is practised and at what age; whether it is practised among urban families, who send their daughters away to study; whether the daughter can refuse and the consequences of her refusal; whether she can work and live in the city alone; information on the protection offered by the state if the daughter is threatened by her family or that of her husband - Jan.2005 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Bassa

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR43003.FE - Bassa traditional chiefs (particularly the chief in the village of Ndogkok), including their role, how many wives they can have, and the method for choosing a chief's successor in the event of his death; whether there are consequences for a person who refuses to assume the responsibilities of a traditional chief and, if so, state protection available - Sept. 2004 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Nso

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR34380 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the Nso culture in relation to family life. It is claimed that in Nso culture it is not acceptable to question the paternity of a child when the mother is alive. Is there any available information about this issue?

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC Report
    • Information on Forced or Arranged Marriage - Oct. 2002 (PDF)
    • Information on Rape of Anglophone Women - Oct. 2002 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Women - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR105382.FE - Domestic violence, including legislation; protection provided by the state and support services available to victims (2014-2016) – Apr. 2016 (PDF)
    • CMR105160.FE - Legislation governing the estate of a man who dies intestate; who has the authority to settle his estate and how his inheritance is divided among his wives and children; whether circumstances exist in which the division of the estate is determined by Bamileke customary law rather than by civil law; possible court remedies in the event of litigation within the extended family (2014-May 2015) – May 2015 (PDF)
    • CMR105020.FE - The practice of levirate marriage, including the regions of Cameroon where this tradition is widespread and the ethnic groups that practice it; the consequences if a widow refuses to take part in this practice, recourse and protection available, including police intervention in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé (June 2013-December 2014) – Dec. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR105001.FE - Whether a man can obtain information on the fertility of a woman he wants to marry; infertility treatment options, through both modern medicinal and traditional practices (2011-November 2014) – Nov. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR105000.FE - Dowries in forced and arranged marriages, including whether they may be refunded; the role of the state in the payment of dowries, in particular, that of the Ministry of Finance; whether a document exists that takes into account the details of the dowry (2011-November 2014) – Nov. 2014 (PDF)
    • CMR104378 - Prevalence of forced marriage in southern Cameroon, particularly in the Southwest Region, including state protection available; forced marriage as practiced by chiefs, and whether the girls or women that are forced to marry chiefs must be virgins and childless - Apr. 2013 (PDF)
    • CMR104129.FE - Cameroon: Forced marriages; treatment of and protection available to women who try to flee a forced marriage; whether it is possible for a woman to live alone in the country's large cities such as Yaoundé and Douala - Sept. 2012 (PDF)
    • CMR103371.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services for victims - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
    • CMR101150.FE - Situation of women regarding the customs of chiefdoms; whether the wife of a village chief recently inducted against his will would be forced to join her husband at the village, share her husband with the multiple spouses imposed by the chiefdom and initiated into the secret society; consequences of refusing these practices; significance of the title of Defo and whether one can be a Defo but not be a chief, only a high-ranking member (notable); information on the village of Baham - Apr. 2006 (PDF)
    • CMR100428.FE - Whether a tradition exists in which a widow is forced by her in-laws or by the village chief to marry her dead husband's brother; if so, the ethnic groups that practise this tradition and the regions of Cameroon where it is common; the consequences for a widow who refuses to adhere to this practice; the recourses and protection available to such a woman - July 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43544.FE - Situation and treatment of young women, including the existence of forced or arranged marriages; prevalence of such marriages; whether a woman can refuse such a marriage, and the consequences of the refusal; available protection and redress - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43510.FE- Update to CMR41594.FE of 29 May 2003 on the situation of women who are victims of rape and the recourses available to them; update to CMR41855.FE of 25 August 2003 on domestic violence, including protection and services offered to victims, police attitudes and laws in this regard, as well as whether victims can file a complaint (2003-April 2005) - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on women's rights in Cameroon, including legal and political rights. - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • Prevalence of arranged marriages. - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • What NGOs are available to support women in relation to issues such as forced prostitution, trafficking, gender discrimination. - Mar. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the legal status of women in Cameroon. Information on the current situation and treatment of women in Cameroon and whether they are being discriminated against on account of their gender. - March 2010 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC Report
    • Information on the Relationship Between the Anglophone and Francophone Communities - Oct. 2002 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR30526 - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that supporters or members of the SDF suffer mistreatment in Cameroon?
      1. Are there any reports of a runner who overstayed in the US in 1996 and was imprisoned on his return to Cameroon?
      2. Do those who criticise the government or expose corruption face mistreatment in Cameroon
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • A Turn For The Worse: Violence And Human Rights Violations In Anglophone Cameroon – May 2018 (PDF)
    • Cameroon's Secret Torture Chambers: Human Rights Violations and War Crimes in the Fight Against Boko Haram - July 2017 (PDF)
    • Right Casue Wrong Means; Human Rights Violated and Justice Denied in Cameroon's Fight Against Boko Haram - July 2016 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017, 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: Dialogue Remains the Only Viable Solution - Dec. 2017 (PDF)
    • Cameroon’s Far North: Reconstruction amid Ongoing Conflict - Oct. 2017 (PDF)
    • Cameroon: A Worsening Anglophone Crisis Calls for Strong Measures - Oct. 2017 (PDF)
    • Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis at the Crossroads - Aug. 2017 (PDF)
  • International Federation for Human Rights: Steadfast in Protest - Annual Report - 2011 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the current human rights situation in Cameroon - June 2010 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • What information is there on police corruption, specifically politically motivated corruption, within Cameroon? - Mar. 2011 (PDF)
    • Up to date information on the treatment of those involved in student riots in Cameroon in November 2006 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Constitution - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35558 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What matters are covered by Articles 158; 231; 232; and 234 of the Cameroon Penal Code please?

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Map - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35364 - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any relevant information about Kumba, in particular whether this is an SCNC area or particularly targeted by the authorities.

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR34380 - Nov. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any information about an organisation called the Help Medical Foundation in Douala, Cameroon.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR103398.FE - The treatment of people with HIV/AIDS by society and government authorities - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information an available health care and the treatment of HIV - Apr. 2011 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Political organisations - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35364 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the MEC: history, leader, policies, profile, election results.
    • CMR35364 - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What information is there that low level SDF or SCNC members are arrested or detained simply because of their membership or in this case, involvement in teaching classes.
    • CMR30526 - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Social Democratic Front (SDF), its structure, its policies, its history and its leaders.
      2. Is there any evidence that supporters or members of the SDF suffer mistreatment in Cameroon
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR104550.FE - The Union of the Peoples of Cameroon (Union des populations du Cameroun, UPC), including its structure and its importance on the political scene; the treatment of its members by the authorities (2011-August 2013) - Aug. 2013
    • CMR104018.FE - The Social Democratic Front (Front social démocrate, SDF), including its current status, its organization and structure, its membership card and the treatment of its members by the state authorities - Apr. 2012 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103494 - Nigeria/Cameroon: The Bakassi Movement for Self-Determination (BAMOSD), including its president and other high-ranking officials from 2002 to 2003; its mission and methods of action; whether it has ties to violent organizations or whether it is directly involved in violent acts; the main events in which it participated from 2002 to 2008; description of the membership card 2010/05/00 -  May 2010 (PDF)
    • CMR103448.E - The organizational structure of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC); its membership cards; the method by which it vouches for the experiences of its members when it provides letters of support for members who are claiming refugee status - May 2010 (PDF)
    • CMR103023.E - Whether there was a rally by Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) members to commemorate independence on 1 October 2004; whether the police made arrests and incarcerated individuals at Limbe police station and if so, the length of incarceration; whether there was a 1 October 2006 rally of SCNC and Southern Cameroon's Youth League (SCYL) members in Limbe; whether members were incarcerated at Limbe police station and if so, the length of incarceration - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR103022.E - Whether there was a rally by the Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) on 20 May 2005 calling for a boycott of the celebration of National Day; whether SCNC members were arrested at this event; whether there was an SCNC rally on 20 May 2006; if so, whether SCNC members were arrested by police at a meeting at the Buea-Fako branch of the SCNC after the rally and if so, the length of time those arrested were held - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
    • CMR102788.E - The Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) and the Southern Cameroon's Youth League (SCYL); organizational structures; leaders; activities; membership cards; treatment of their members by government authorities - Apr. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR100062.FE - Government attitude toward and treatment of members of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) - June 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43571.FE - The Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) and the Southern Cameroon Youth League (SCYL), including a description of their membership cards, a copy of the cards, their organizational structures, leaders and activities, as well as the treatment of their members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43543.FE - Union of the Peoples of Cameroon (Union des populations du Cameroun, UPC), particularly its structure, membership card and the treatment of its members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43542.FE - The National Union for Democracy and Progress (Union nationale pour la démocratie et le progrès, UNDP), including its structure, its membership card and the treatment of its members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43541.FE - The Cameroon Democratic Union (Union démocratique du Cameroun, UDC), including its structure, organization, membership card and the treatment of its members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43540.FE - The Social Democratic Front (Front social démocrate, SDF), including its structure, its organization and its membership card - April 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43539.FE - The Alliance of Progressive Forces (Alliance des forces progressistes, AFP), particularly its organization, its membership card, and the treatment of its members by government authorities - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR42651.FE - President Biya's Youth (PRESBY), including its objectives and activities; whether its members participated in a youth congress allegedly held in November 2003 - May 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • “These Killings Can Be Stopped” Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions - Jul. 2018 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: Dialogue Remains the Only Viable Solution - Dec. 2017 (PDF)
    • Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis at the Crossroads - Aug. 2017 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information required on the Cameroon Democratic Union - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
    • Up to date information on the SCNC with particular emphasis on how their supporters are treated. - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • Current treatment of members and supporters of the SDF party. - May 2009 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR102997.E - Whether the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) provides letters of support for individuals claiming refugee status; if so, the office or offices that issue these letters and the name and position of the individual who signs them; how the SCNC is able to vouch for the experiences (e.g., arrests) of the individuals; how the SCNC verifies membership status and factional affiliation of these individuals - Nov. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR102450.FE - The rights granted to people in Cameroon who have been recognized as refugees by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); whether these people can return to Cameroon, work and study there, and receive social services - Feb. 2007 (PDF)

Non-Government Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • "They Forced Us Onto Trucks Like Animals" - Cameroon's Mass Forced Return and Abuse of Nigerian Refugees - Sept. 2017 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Religious Freedom - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon: The Threat of Religious Radicalism - Sept. 2015 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on traditional religious practices in where people (men) are forced to become chief; Any problems if they refuse; Any state protection for such problems. - Mar. 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC Report
    • Information on Treatment of Homosexuals - Nov. 2002 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR105449.E - Whether a Commissioner of Oaths or a notary public would notarize a statement or swear an affidavit regarding an individual's sexual orientation; documentation filed by police upon arrest for same-sex activity (2014-March 2016) – Mar. 2016 (PDF)
    • CMR103372.E - Situation of homosexuals, including legislation, and availability of state protection and support services - Mar. 2010 (PDF)
    • CMR43509.FE - Current treatment of homosexuals - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love A Crime: Criminalization Of Same-sex Conduct In Sub-Saharan Africa – June 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Guilty by Association: Human Rights Violations in the Enforcement of Cameroon's Anti-Homosexuality Law - Mar. 2013 (PDF)
    • Criminalizing Identities: Rights Abuses in Cameroon Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • International Federation for Human Rights
    • Steadfast in Protest - Annual Report - 2011 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Could you please send me any information relating to homosexuality in Cameroon? - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment of lesbians by society and the government in Cameroon? Attitudes towards lesbians within the Bamileke ethnic group in particular, in Cameroon? NGOs supporting lesbians in Cameroon? - May 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the treatment of homosexuals in Cameroon. - Aug. 2012 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

 

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon's Anglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue - May 2018 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Female Genital Mutilation - 2013 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Mar. 2017 (PDF)
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - June 2008 (PDF)
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR43538.FE - Female genital mutilation (FGM), including the prevalence of this practice and the ethnic groups most affected; laws on FGM; and state protection - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CMR43249.E - Information on female genital mutilation (FGM) among the Bamilékés in Cameroon, including how often it is practised and at what age; whether it is practised among urban families, who send their daughters away to study; whether the daughter can refuse and the consequences of her refusal; whether she can work and live in the city alone; information on the protection offered by the state if the daughter is threatened by her family or that of her husband - January 2005 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Witchcraft

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Witchcraft - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR43570.FE - Witchcraft in Cameroon; tribes or geographical areas in which witchcraft is practised; the government's attitude - May 2005 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Southern Cameroon

US Government Reports
  • Library of Congress
    • Pressure Groups in Southern Cameroons - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR35364 - Sept. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What information is there that low level SDF or SCNC members are arrested or detained simply because of their membership or in this case, involvement in teaching classes.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CMR103448.E - The organizational structure of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC); its membership cards; the method by which it vouches for the experiences of its members when it provides letters of support for members who are claiming refugee status - May 2010 (PDF)
    • CMR103022.E - Whether there was a rally by the Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) on 20 May 2005 calling for a boycott of the celebration of National Day; whether SCNC members were arrested at this event; whether there was an SCNC rally on 20 May 2006; if so, whether SCNC members were arrested by police at a meeting at the Buea-Fako branch of the SCNC after the rally and if so, the length of time those arrested were held - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
    • CMR103023.E - Whether there was a rally by Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) members to commemorate independence on 1 October 2004; whether the police made arrests and incarcerated individuals at Limbe police station and if so, the length of incarceration; whether there was a 1 October 2006 rally of SCNC and Southern Cameroon's Youth League (SCYL) members in Limbe; whether members were incarcerated at Limbe police station and if so, the length of incarceration - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR102997.E - Whether the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) provides letters of support for individuals claiming refugee status; if so, the office or offices that issue these letters and the name and position of the individual who signs them; how the SCNC is able to vouch for the experiences (e.g., arrests) of the individuals; how the SCNC verifies membership status and factional affiliation of these individuals - Nov. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR102788.E - The Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) and the Southern Cameroon's Youth League (SCYL); organizational structures; leaders; activities; membership cards; treatment of their members by government authorities - Apr. 2008 (PDF)
    • CMR43571.FE - The Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) and the Southern Cameroon Youth League (SCYL), including a description of their membership cards, a copy of the cards, their organizational structures, leaders and activities, as well as the treatment of their members by government authorities - May 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Up to date information on the SCNC with particular emphasis on how their supporters are treated. - Apr. 2009 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • RIC Report
    • Information on the takeover of the Buea radio station in December 1999 by the Southern Cameroon's National Council (SCNC) - Dec. 2000 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • CMR30526 - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Radio Lumiere and in particular whether it has any connection with the SDF.
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Trafficking - 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on trafficking in Cameroon. - Mar. 2010 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Sub-Saharan Africa - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Report

  • International Crisis Group
    • Cameroon: Confronting Boko Haram - Nov. 2016 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Updated July 24, 2018

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