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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

241/01 Purohit and Moore v. Gambia (The)

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

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 2, 3, 5, 7.1a, 7.1c, 13.1 16, 18.4
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 2, 3, 5, 7.1a, 7.1c, 13.1 16, 18.4
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – Campama detention, a Psychiatric Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital; Lunatics Detention Act of the Republic of The Gambia.

Whether or not there are domestic remedies available to the Complainants in this instance.

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; Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Participate in Government; Right to Health; Protection of the Family and Vulnerable Groups.

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