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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

281/03 Marcel Wetsh’okonda Koso and others / Democratic Republic of the Congo

States Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date May 27 , 2009
Session 44th Ordinary SessionNovember 10 to November 24 , 2008

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 7.1a, 7.1b, 7.1d, 26
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 7, 26a
Non violated articles : Articles: 26, 7

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – illegal arrest and detention.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Fair Trial; State duty to guarantee independence of courts; Duty to Guarantee Independence of Courts.

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