Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara v. Cameroon - 416/12


Decision of the Commission on the Merits

For the above reasons, the Commission:

144. Declares that there is no need to rule on the request to find a violation of Article 26 of the Charter.

145. Declares that the Republic of Cameroon has violated the provisions of Articles 6, 7(1)(b), 7(1)(c), and 7(1)(d) of the Charter. As such:

i. Urgently requests the Republic of Cameroon to order the immediate release of the Complainant;

ii. Urgently requests the Republic of Cameroon to take prompt and appropriate measures to sanction all Government employees responsible for the violations perpetrated against the Complainant;

iii. Requests the Republic of Cameroon to pay the Complainant the sum of four hundred million (400,000,000) CFA francs as compensation for the material and non-material damages suffered as a result of the established violations;

iv. Further requests the Republic of Cameroon to report in writing, within one hundred and eighty (180) days of notification of this decision, on the measures taken to implement these recommendations.

Adopted during the 18th Extraordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held from 29 July to 8 August 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya