The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Court opens in Arusha

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights opened its 30th Ordinary Session on 16 September at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania, at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre. The Session takes place for 2 weeks from 16 to 27 September 2013.

During the Session, the Court will hold a public hearing on 25 and 26 September in respect of Application No. 003/2012 Peter Joseph Chacha v. The United Republic of Tanzania.

The Applicant, Mr. Peter Joseph Chacha, alleges that he was unlawfully arrested, detained, charged and imprisoned contrary to Sections 13(1) (a) and (b) and 13 (3) (a), (b) and (c) of the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA), Chapter 20 of the Laws of The United Republic of Tanzania. According to the Applicant, his alleged unlawful arrest, detention, and imprisonment in relation to a criminal case has violated his right under Article 15 (1) and (2) (a) of the Constitution of the United Republic Tanzania.

In addition, the Applicant alleges that the police unlawfully seized his property which is a violation of his right to own and protect property.

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