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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

295/04 Noah Kazingachire, John Chitsenga, Elias Chemvura and Batanai Hadzisi (represented by Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum) / Zimbabwe

States Zimbabwe
Date October 12 , 2013
Session 51st Ordinary SessionApril 18 to May 02 , 2012

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 1, 4
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 1, 4
Non violated articles :

In view of the above, the African Commission finds that the Respondent State is in violation of Articles 1 and 4 of the African Charter.


145. The African Commission recommends that the Respondent State should:

(a) Undertake law reform to bring domestic laws on compensation in case of wrongful killings into conformity with the African Charter and other international standards, especially in respect to effective and satisfactory compensation as outlined above.

(b) Pay compensatory damages to the legal heirs and next of kin of the four deceased persons.

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