232/99 John D. Ouko / Kenya

Countries Kenya
date 06 November 2000
Activity Report 14th Activity Report : 2000 – 2001
Outcome Decided on merits

Case Headnotes

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – Student’s Union leader at the University of Nairobi, Kenya illegally arrested, illegally detained and forced to flee the country due to his political opinions.

Whether exemption from exhaustion of local remedies rule applies to refugees en masse or individuals.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression; Right to Freedom of Association; Right to Freedom of Movement.


Alleged Violations Violated Articles Non-violated Articles
  • Article 5 - Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
  • Article 6 - Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest
  • Article 9 - Right to Receive Information and Free Expression
  • Article 10 - Right to Freedom of Association
  • Article 12.2 - Right to Freedom of Movement
  • Article 12.1 - Right to Freedom of Movement
  • Article 5 - Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
  • Article 6 - Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest
  • Article 9 - Right to Receive Information and Free Expression
  • Article 10 - Right to Freedom of Association
  • Article 12.2 - Right to Freedom of Movement
  • Article 12.1 - Right to Freedom of Movement
    Rapporteurs
    • 26th Ordinary Session: Commissioner M. H. Ben Salem
    • 27th Ordinary Session: Commissioner M. H. Ben Salem
    • 28th Ordinary Session: Commissioner M. H. Ben Salem