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Charlene Ama Debrah

Msuguri v Tanzania, Merits and reparations, App No 052/2016, IHRL 4319 (ACtHPR 2022), 1st December 2022, African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights [ACtHPR]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Whether an individual’s right to life, as protected under Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘African Charter’) was violated through the imposition of a mandatory death sentence without consideration of special circumstances, such as their mental state.

Whether an individual’s pre-trial detention of six and a half years, and their subsequent sentencing to death by hanging, constituted a violation of the right to dignity under Article 5 of the African Charter.

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