For these reasons, the African Commission,
Finds the Republic of Sudan violation of Article 5 of the African Charter.
Requests the Government of Sudan to:
Immediately amend the Criminal Law of 1991, in conformity with its obligations under the African Charter and other relevant international human rights instruments;
Abolish the penalty of lashes; and to
Take appropriate measures to ensure compensation of the victims.
Taken at the 33rd Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger, May 2003.