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


Decision of the African Commission on Merits

144. 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. Recommendations

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.

Done in Banjul, The Gambia during the 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 18 April to 2 May 2012.