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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Status of International Law

Cameroon, English


We, the people of Cameroon,

Affirm our attachment to the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Charter of the United Nations and The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and all duly ratified international conventions relating thereto, … (Preamble)

Cameroon, French


Le Peuple camerounais,

Affirme son attachement aux libertés fondamentales inscrites dans la déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, la charte des Nations-Unies, la Charte africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples et toutes les conventions internationales y relatives et dûment ratifiées, … (Préambule)

Status of International Law

Cameroon, English

Where the Constitutional Council finds a provision of a treaty or of an international agreement unconstitutional, authorization to ratify and the ratification of the said treaty or agreement shall be deferred until the Constitution is amended. (Art. 44)

Cameroon, French

Si le Conseil Constitutionnel a déclaré quʼun traité ou accord international comporte une clause contraire à la Constitution, lʼapprobation en forme législative ou la ratification de ce traité ou de cet accord ne peut intervenir quʼaprès la révision de la Constitution. (Art. 44)

Status of International Law

Cameroon, English

(1) The Constitutional Council shall give a final ruling on:
- the constitutionality of laws, treaties and international agreements;
… (Art. 47)

Cameroon, French

(1) Le Conseil Constitutionnel statue souverainement sur:
- La constitutionnalité des lois, des traités et accords internationaux;
… (Art. 47)

Status of International Law

Cameroon, English

Duly approved or ratified treaties and international agreements shall, following the publication, override national laws, provided the other party implements the said treaty or agreement. (Art. 45)

Cameroon, French

Les traités ou accords internationaux régulièrement approuvés ou ratifiés ont, dès leur publication, une autorité supérieur à celle des lois, sous réserve pour chaque accord ou traité, de son application par lʼautre partie. (Art. 45)

Public Institutions and Services

Cameroon, English


(17) the Nation shall protect and promote the family which is the natural foundation of human society. It shall protect women, the young, the elderly and the disabled;
… (Preamble)

Cameroon, French


(17) La nation protège et encourage la famille, base naturelle de la société humaine. Elle protège la femme, les jeunes, les personnes âgées et les personnes handicapées;
… (Préambule)

Minorities

Cameroon, English


(2) The State shall ensure the protection of minorities and shall preserve the rights of indigenous populations in accordance with the law;
… (Preamble)

Cameroon, French

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(2) L'Etat assure la protection des minorités et préserve les droits des populations autochtones conformément à la loi.
... (Préambule)

Marriage and Family Life

Cameroon, English


(17) the Nation shall protect and promote the family which is the natural foundation of human society. It shall protect women, the young, the elderly and the disabled;
… (Preamble)

Cameroon, French


(17) La nation protège et encourage la famille, base naturelle de la société humaine. Elle protège la femme, les jeunes, les personnes âgées et les personnes handicapées;
… (Préambule)

Status of the Constitution

Cameroon, English

Where the Constitutional Council finds a provision of a treaty or of an international agreement unconstitutional, authorization to ratify and the ratification of the said treaty or agreement shall be deferred until the Constitution is amended. (Art. 44)

Cameroon, French

Si le Conseil Constitutionnel a déclaré quʼun traité ou accord international comporte une clause contraire à la Constitution, lʼapprobation en forme législative ou la ratification de ce traité ou de cet accord ne peut intervenir quʼaprès la révision de la Constitution. (Art. 44)

Marriage and Family Life

Cameroon, English

(1) Bills shall be passed by Parliament.
(2) The following shall be reserved to the legislative power:

b. The status of persons and property ownership system:
1. … status of person, matrimonial system, succession and gifts;
… (Art. 26)

Cameroon, French

(1) la loi est votée par le Parlement.
(2) Sont du domaine de la loi:

b- Le statut des personnes et le régime de biens:
1. … l’état et la capacité des personnes, les régimes matrimoniaux, les successions et libéralités;
… (Art. 26)

Status of the Constitution

Cameroon, English


(2) A provision that has been declared unconstitutional may not be enacted or implemented. (Art. 50)

Cameroon, French


(2) Une décision déclarée inconstitutionnelle ne peut être ni promulguée ni mise en application. (Art. 50)