Avocats Sans Frontières (on behalf of Gaëtan Bwampamye) / Burundi - 231/99


For these Reasons, the Commission

Holds a violation of Article 7(1) (c) of the African Charter.

Requests Burundi to draw all the legal consequences of this decision; and to take appropriate measures to allow the reopening of the file and the reconsideration of the case in conformity with the laws of Burundi and the pertinent provision of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights.

Calls on Burundi to bring its criminal legislation in conformity with its treaty obligations emanating from the African Charter.

Cotonou, Benin, 23rd October to 6th November 2000.