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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

103/93 Alhassan Abubakar / Ghana

States Ghana
Date October 31 , 1996
Session 20th Ordinary SessionOctober 21 to October 31 , 1996

Decided on merits

Violated Articles: Articles: 6, 7.1d
Alleged violated articles : Articles: 6, 7
Non violated articles : Articles: 12.2

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – illegal arrest and detention of Ghanaian citizen for allegedly cooperating with political dissidents.

Exemption for rule on exhaustion of local remedies: in instances where it is “neither particle nor desirable” to require complainants to exhaust these.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Freedom of Movement.

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