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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


209/97 Africa Legal Aid / Gambia (The)



States Gambia
Date May 11 , 2000
Session 27th Ordinary SessionApril 27 to May 11 , 2000
Outcome:

Ruled inadmissible

Violated Articles:
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 6, 9.1, 9.2
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – illegal arrest and detention of an independent candidate to the legislative elections which took place before the 1994 military coup.

Where local remedies were exhausted by the complainant.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression. Communication inadmissible: non-exhaustion of local remedies.

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