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Separate Opinion of Judge A.A. Cançado Trindade in the Case of A.S. Diallo (Guinea versus D.R. Congo, Merits, Judgment of 30.11.2010)

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The present case A.S. Diallo, opposing the Republic of Guinea to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, concerns, in reality, the individual rights of Mr. A.S. Diallo, as set forth in the 1966 UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in the 1981 African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, namely, and mainly, the right to liberty and security of person, and the right not to be expelled from a State without a legal basis. It further concerns his individual right to information on consular assistance in the framework of the guarantees of the due process of law, as enshrined into the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Guinea is Party to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The case of A.S. Diallo has been to a large extent heard, and adjudicated upon, in the conceptual framework of the International Law of Human Rights.

Keywords: A.S. Diallo; consular relations; Guinea; International Law of Human Rights; Vienna Convention



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