Dino Noca / Democratic Republic of the Congo - 286/04


Decision of the Commission

The Commission:

- Notes that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has violated the provisions of Article 3, Article 7.1 (c) and Article 14 of the Charter;

- Declares that the transfer of the Noca family building to a third party by the State on the basis of repealed texts is in violation of Article 14 of the African Charter;

- Thus declares that Judgment RCR/C019 of 28 November 2003 is in violation of Articles 3, 7.1 (c) of the African Charter;

- Enjoins the DRC to restore the right to property of the beneficiaries of the late Mr Noca by reinstating their title deed of the disputed building, or failing that, pay them expeditious, just and fair compensation;

- Finds that the DRC should compensate without delay for the damages suffered by the Dino Noca family in accordance with the DRC laws in force;

- Declares that the Respondent State should present within a period of 180 days, with effect from the notification of this decision, a detailed report on the measures taken to implement this decision.

Done in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, at the 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held from 9 to 22 October 2012.