ICCPR Case Digest

CCPR/C/116/D/2297/2013

Submission:

Mejdoub Chani v. Algeria

Substantive Issues
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Effective legal protection
  • Equality of arms and fair hearing
  • Liberty of movement
  • Torture / ill-treatment
Relevant Articles
  • Article 10
  • Article 12
  • Article 14
  • Article 2.3
  • Article 7
  • Article 9
Violations

Recommendations

In accordance with article 2, paragraph 3 (a), of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the author with an effective remedy. This requires it to make full reparation to individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated.

In the present case, the State party is obliged, inter alia, to conduct an effective and complete investigation of the facts, to prosecute and punish the perpetrators, and to provide appropriate measures of satisfaction. The State party is also obliged to take steps to prevent similar violations in future.

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