The Court composed of: Gerard NIYUNGEKO, President; Sophia A.B. AKUFFO, Vice-President; Jean MUTSINZI, Bernard Modibo T. GUINDO, Joseph N. MULENGA, M. NGOEPE, Augustine S.L. RHAMADHANI, Duncan TAMBALA, Elsie N. THOMPSON and Sylvain ORE- Judges; and Robert ENO- Acting Registrar. IN THE MATTER OF: SOUFIANE ABABOU v. THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA After deliberations, makes the following decision: 1. By application dated 20 February 2011 , Mr. Soufiane Ababou , living and residing in Cite des Jardins Lamtar - CP 22360 Wi/aya of Cidi Bel Abbes, Algeria ( hereinafter referred to as the Applicant), acting through his representative, Youssef Ababou , lodged a complaint to the Court, against the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (hereinafter referred to as Algeria), regarding his forceful conscription into the Algerian army. 2. In conformity with Article 22 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol), and Rule 8 (2) of the Rules of Court (hereinafter referred to 2

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