For these reasons, the African Commission decides as follows:
- to suspend consideration of communication 233/99 and 234/99 sine die, and await the decision of the Claims Commission with regard to matters contained in this communication;
- that the Respondent States keep the African Commission regularly informed of the process before the Claims Commission with particular reference to the matters contained in these communications;
- the Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea are requested to transmit a copy of the text of the decision of the Claims Commission to the Secretariat of the African Commission as soon as it is delivered;
- in the event that the Claims Commission does not fully address the human rights violations contained herein, to reopen the matter for consideration; reserves its decision on the merits of these communications.
Taken at the 33rd Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger May 2003.