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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

275/03 Article 19 / Eritrea

States Eritrea
Date May 30 , 2007
Session 41st Ordinary SessionMay 16 to May 30 , 2007

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 1, 6, 7.1, 9, 18
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 18, 26
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – detention incommunicado without trial of at least 18 journalists in Eritrea. Exemption for rule on exhaustion of local remedies.

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 Equality before the Law and Equal Protection of the Law; Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression; Right to Participate in Government; Protection of the Family and Vulnerable Groups; Duty to Guarantee Independence of Courts.

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