Cameroon

Region
Africa
Regional Court
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Regional Organisations
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Commonwealth
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Legal System
Mixed
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
07 March 1962
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
27 June 1984
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
27 June 1984
1966 ICCPR
27 June 1984
1930 Forced Labour Convention
07 February 1960
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
03 September 1962
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
05 June 2002
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
06 February 2006
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
Not Party

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Penal Code at article 293 which criminalises reducing to or keeping in slavery and Law No 2011/024 relating to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery which criminalises engaging in slavery under section 4. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cameroon which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery although article 293 of the Penal Code criminalises giving or receiving a person in pledge, and Law No 2011/024 relating to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery criminalises debt bondage in section 3.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cameroon which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in article 292 of the Penal Code and section 2 of the Labour Code which prohibit forced labour.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in Law No 2011/024 relating to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery, with the definition of trafficking in persons limited to promoting or ensuring movement of a person inside or outside Cameroon in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit. 

Legislative Provisions

1966 AWAD REPORT

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON 1972 (REV. 2008)

PENAL CODE

LAW NO 2011/024 OF 14 DECEMBER 2011 RELATING TO THE FIGHT AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND SLAVERY

LAW NO. 2005 / 015 29 DECEMBER 2005 ON THE FIGHT AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN

LABOUR CODE

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