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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

301/05 Haregewoin Gabre-Selassie and IHRDA (on behalf of former Dergue Officials) / Ethiopia

States Ethiopia
Date October 12 , 2013
Session 52nd Ordinary SessionOctober 09 to October 22 , 2012

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 1, 2, 7.1b, 7.1d
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.1a, 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.1d, 7.2, 25, 26
Non violated articles : Articles: 3, 5, 6, 25, 26

In view of the above, the African Commission finds that the Respondent State is in violation of Article 7(1)(b) and (d) of the African Charter. The African Commission recommends that the Respondent State:

  •  Pay adequate compensation to the Victims for violation of their right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty by a competent court or tribunal and to be tried within a reasonable time by an impartial court or tribunal as recognized in Article 7(1)(b) and (d) of the African Charter.
  •  Report on the implementation of these recommendations within three months from the date of notification.

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