Antonie Bissangou / Congo - 253/02


Decision of the African Commission

For these reasons, the African Commission Observes that the Republic of Congo is in violation of Articles 3, 7 and 14 of the African Charter; Says that there was no violation of Articles 2 and 21(2) of the African Charter;

Urges the Republic of Congo to harmonise its legislation with that of the African Charter;

Requests the Republic of Congo to compensate the Complainant as required by paying him the amount fixed by the High Court of Brazzaville, namely the global amount of 195,037,000 FCFA equivalent to 297,333.00 euros;

Further requests the Republic of Congo to pay compensation for the loss suffered by the Complainant, the amount of which shall be determined in accordance with Congolese legislation.

Done at the 40th Ordinary Session of the African Commission held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 15th – 29th November 2006.