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

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