198. In the circumstances, the question is whether the notion "people" used by the Charter covers not only the population as the constituent elements of the State, but also the ethnic groups or communities identified as forming part of the said population within a constituted State. In other words, the question that arises is whether the enjoyment of the rights unquestionably recognised for the constituent peoples of the population of a given State can be extended to include sub-state ethnic groups and communities that are part of that population. 199. In the view of the Court, the answer to this question is in the affirmative, provided such groups or communities do not call into question the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State without the latter's consent. It would in fact be difficult to understand that the States which are the authors of the Charter intended, for example, to automatically recognise for the ethnic groups and communities that constitute their population, the right to self-determination and independence guaranteed under Article 60 Report of the Rapporteur pages 4 to5, paragraph 13, cited in Ouguergouz Fatsah, The African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights. A Comprehensive Agenda for Human Dignity and Sustainable Democracy in Africa, (2003), page 205, Note 682. 6 1 See paragraphs 3 and 8 of the preamble to the Charter. 60 I /_!; 20 (1) of the Charter, which in this case would amount to a veritable right to secession62. On the other hand, nothing prevents other peoples' rights, such as the right to development (Article 22), the right to peace and security (Article 23) or the right to a healthy environment (Article. 24) from being recognised, where necessary, specifically for the ethnic groups and communities that constitute the population of a State.