Curtis Francis Doebbler / Sudan - 236/00


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.