Haregewoin Gabre-Selassie and IHRDA (on behalf of former Dergue Officials) vs Ethiopia - 301/05



In view of the above, the African Commission finds that the Respondent State is in violation of Article 7(1)(b) and (d) of the African Charter. The African Commission recommends that the Respondent State:

- Pay adequate compensation to the Victims for violation of their right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty by a competent court or tribunal and to be tried within a reasonable time by an impartial court or tribunal as recognized in Article 7(1)(b) and (d) of the African Charter.

- Report on the implementation of these recommendations within three months from the date of notification.

Done in Banjul, The Gambia during the 50th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 24th October – 7th November 2011.