Tsatsu Tsikata v. Republic of Ghana - 322/2006


The Commission’s Decision

163. In light of the foregoing, the Commission:-

(a) Holds that there was no violation of Article 7(1)(b), (c), and 7(2) of the African Charter. 45

(b) That the Respondent State breached its duty to guarantee the independence of courts as required under Article 26 of the African Charter.

(c) That (b) above constitute a sufficient remedy for the breach so found.

(d) Calls upon the Respondent State to live up to its solemn undertaking under Article 26 of the Charter to guarantee the independence of courts, by among others, desisting from any measures or tactics such as in the appointment of judicial officers that would undermine the independence of, and public confidence in, courts.

Done in Luanda, Angola during the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, 28 April to 12 May 2014