Cameroon

Politics

  • Regime Type
    Republic, multiparty presidential regime
  • Press Freedom
    Freedom of expression and freedom of press is provided by the constitution of 1996 but journalists get arrested and harassed nevertheless. Defamation is criminalized and laws are sometimes used against journalists.
  • Human Rights Record
    Security force killings, torture especially of prisoners are human rights abuses that matter Cameroon. Prison conditions are very poor and people are arrested arbitrarily. Every-day life in Cameroon is characterised by human rights problems like child labour, child trafficking, discrimination of minorities and violence and freedom considering press, civil liberties and political rights is restricted for Cameroon?s inhabitants.
  • Legal System
    mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law
  • Independence
    1 January 1960