The Preamble of the Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon 1972, and amended in 2008, includes the following provisions:
- (3) freedom and security shall be guaranteed each individual, subject to respect for the rights of others and the higher interests of the State
- (12) every person has a right to life, to physical and moral integrity and to humane treatment in all circumstances. Under no circumstances shall any person be subjected to torture, to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment
- (25) the State shall guarantee all citizens of either sex the rights and freedoms set forth in the Preamble of the Constitution.
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