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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

232/99 John D. Ouko / Kenya

States Kenya
Date November 06 , 2000
Session 28th Ordinary SessionOctober 23 to November 06 , 2000

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 5, 6, 9, 10, 12.1, 12.2
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 5, 6, 9, 10, 12
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – Student’s Union leader at the University of Nairobi, Kenya illegally arrested, illegally detained and forced to flee the country due to his political opinions.

Whether exemption from exhaustion of local remedies rule applies to refugees en masse or individuals.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression; Right to Freedom of Association; Right to Freedom of Movement.

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