Communication 260/2002 – Bakweri Land Claims Committee (BLCC) Vs. Cameroon
On behalf of the Traditional Rulers, Notables and Elites of the indigenous minority peoples of Fako Division (the “Bakweri”), in the Republic of Cameroon, and their accredited agent, the Bakweri Land Claims Committee (“BLCC”), and at their request, the undersigned Counsel, presents this Submission on Admissibility as a supplement to Communication 260/2002 - Bakweri Land Claims Committee/Cameroon which the Commission considered and decided to be seised at its 32nd Ordinary Session that held in Banjul, The Gambia from 17th - 23rd October 2002.
A. ADMISSIBILITY OF COMMUNICATION
1. Compliance with the Requirements of Article 56
Complainants approach the Commission having fulfilled all the conditions of Article 56 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the “Banjul Charter”): BLCC is the accredited agent of the Bakweri people on whose behalf this Communication is filed See Attachment 1; the complaint is not pending before any other international tribunal; the allegations contained herein are backed by documentary evidence; the language used in the Communication has been courteous, respectful and not insulting or disparaging of the OAU or the Government of Cameroon; the Commission was seised of the matter at its 32nd Ordinary Session in Banjul, The Gambia, last year.