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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

253/02 Antonie Bissangou / Congo

States Congo
Date November 29 , 2006
Session 40th Ordinary SessionNovember 15 to November 29 , 2006

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 3, 7, 14
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 2, 3, 21.2
Non violated articles : Articles: 2, 21.2

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – request for the payment of money following barbaric acts carried out by soldiers, armed bands and uncontrolled elements of the Congolese National Police Force, during socio-political upheavals.

Whether local remedies were exhausted by the complainant.

Whether the object of the communication falls under the competence of ACmHPR.

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 Free Disposal of Wealth and Natural Resources.

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