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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

260/02 Bakweri Land Claims Committee / Cameroon

States Cameroon
Date December 04 , 2004
Session 36th Ordinary SessionNovember 23 to December 07 , 2004

Ruled inadmissible

Violated Articles:
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 7.1a, 14, 21, 22
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – Presidential Decree No. 94/125 of 14th July 1994, which would result in the alienation, to private purchasers, of approximately 400 square miles (104,000 hectares) of lands in the Fako division traditionally owned, occupied or used by the Bakweri.

Whether a partial and non-independent Judiciary constitutes an exemption for rule on exhaustion of local remedies.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following rights under ACHPR: Right to Fair Trial; Right to Property; Right to Free Disposal of Wealth and Natural Resources; Right to Economic, Social and Cultural Development.