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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

249/02 Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (on behalf of Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea) / Guinea

States Guinea
Date December 07 , 2004
Session 36th Ordinary SessionNovember 23 to December 07 , 2004

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 2, 4, 5, 12.5, 14
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 2, 4, 5, 12.5, 14
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – mass discrimination due to the Guinean President Lansana Conté speech proclaiming that Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea should be arrested, searched and confined to refugee camps.

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: Right to Freedom from Discrimination; Right to Life; Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Freedom of Movement; Right to Property.

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