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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

233/99-234/99 Interights (on behalf of Pan African Movement and Citizens for Peace in Eritrea) v Ethiopia and Interights (on behalf of Pan African Movement and Inter African Group) / Eritrea

States Eritrea Ethiopia
Date May 29 , 2003
Session 33rd Ordinary SessionMay 15 to May 29 , 2003

Postposed 'sine die'

Violated Articles:
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.1, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 14, 15, 16, 18.1
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – international armed conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia in the second quarter of 1998 that led to the beginning of active hostilities between the two countries.

Whether the complainants NGOs are required to give the names of all their representatives to fulfill the stipulation of article 55 n. ° 1 of ACHPR.

Whether neutrality, credibility and integrity of the NGOs is a requirement for the admissibility of the communication.

Whether exemption from exhaustion of local remedies rule applies to refugees.

Whether the respondent is in violation of state-party obligations under article 1 of ACHPR.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Freedom from Discrimination; Right to Equality before the Law and Equal Protection of the Law; Right to Life; Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Freedom of Movement; Right to Property; Right to Work; Right to Health; Protection of the Family and Vulnerable Groups. Respondent States Parties assured that the issues in question would be brought before the Claims Commission.

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