Decision of the African Commission
275. From the above reasoning, the African Commission;
i. Observes that the Respondent State is in violation of Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 9(2), 16(1), 18(3) and 26 of the African Charter;
ii. That there was no violation of Articles 7(1)(a) and 16(2) of the African Charter by the Respondent State;
iii. Request an amendment of laws in the Respondent State, to bring them in line with the African Charter;
iv. Request compensation to each of the Victims in the amount of EP 57,000, as requested by the Complainant, for the physical and emotional damages/traumas they suffered;
v. Urges the Respondent State to investigate the violations, and bring the perpetrators to justice;
vi. Urges the Respondent State to ratify the Women‟s Protocol; and
vii. Urges the Respondent State to report on the steps it has taken to implement these decisions in accordance with Rule 112 (2) of its Rules of Procedure, within one-hundred and eighty (180) days.
Done in Banjul, The Gambia during the 10th Extra-Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 12 to 16 December 2011.