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The Court Composed of : Augustino S. L. RAMADHANI, President, Elsie N.
THOMPSON , Vice-President; Gerard NIYUNGEKO, Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ, Duncan
TAMBALA, Sylvain ORE, El Hadji GUISSE, Ben KIOKO, Rafaa BEN ACHOUR,
Solomy B. BOSSA, Angelo V. MATSSE, Judges; and Robert ENO, Registrar;

In the matter of

Syndicat des Anciens Travailleu rs du Groupe de Laboratoire Australian
Laboratory Servi ces, ALS-Bamako (A pplicant)

v.
Republic of Mali (Respondent)

After deliberations,
decides as follows :
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Parties

1. The Applicant is the Syndicat des Anciens Travailleurs du Groupe de
Laboratoire Australian Laboratory Services, ALS-Bamako (Morila), a private
limited liability company operating in th e mining sector and based in Bamako,
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Mali.

2. The Applicant is affiliated to the Federation Nationale des Mines et de I'Energie
(FENAME), which in turn is affiliated to the Confederation Syndicale des
Travailleurs du Mali (CSTM).

3. The Respondent ratified the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
(hereinafter, referred to as "the Charter") on 21 December 1981 and deposited
the instrument of ratification on 22 January 1982. The Respondent also ratified
the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the
Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (hereinafter

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