Delivering judgment, Justice Dupe Atoki, also ordered the Malian government to submit to the Court within three months measures taken (by the government) to implement the orders/judgment of the Court.
Atoki held that the state was in violation of Article 14 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right by its trespass/unlawful encroachment and non-payment of compensation to both Applicants for their property.
The judge ordered the payment of 288,411,200 CFA Francs to each of the applicants for the violation of their rights to property and another 10,000,000 CFA Franc to each Applicant as compensation for the moral prejudice suffered.
In awarding the compensation, the Court cited the report of the independent expert that estimated the current value of each property at 288,411,000 CFA Francs.
The Court had during its Dec. 9 2019 hearing in the matter, ordered the appointment of a real estate expert to help it determine the value of the property.
The applicants alleged violation of their right to property by the government of Mali following the reallocation of their separate (but neighbouring) pieces of land.
They were relocated to an international organization with an office in Mali without compensating the Applicants.
They averred that all attempts to resolve the matter with the government were unsuccessful.
Among the reliefs sought by the Applicants in their initiating application, were orders for the payment of an individual compensation of Three Hundred and Fifty Million CFA Francs (350,000,000).
The sum was requested to be paid to each of the Applicants for the prejudice suffered and for the Respondent to equally bear the cost of litigation.
Also on the three-member panel are Justices Gberi-Be Ouattara and Januaria Costa. (NAN)No tags for this post.