Democratic Republic of Congo / Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda - 227/99


For the above reasons, the [African] Commission,

Finds the Respondent States in violation of Articles 2, 4, 5, 12(1) and (2), 14, 16, 17, 18(1) and (3), 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 of the African Charter;

Urges the Respondent States to abide by their obligations under the Charters of the UN, the OAU, the African Charter, the UN Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States and other applicable international principles of law and withdraw its troops immediately from the Complainant's territory;

Takes note with satisfaction, of the positive developments that occurred in this matter, namely the withdrawal of the Respondent States armed forces from the territory of the Complainant State;

Recommends that adequate reparations be paid, according to the appropriate ways to the Complainant State for and on behalf of the victims of the human rights by the armed forces of the Respondent States while the armed forces of the Respondent States were in effective control of the provinces of the Complainant State, which suffered these violations.

Done at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission, May 2003, Niamey, Niger.