Communication to the Commission

Communication to the Commission

Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos de Espafia | October 12, 2007
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A letter by the Asociacion pro Derechos Humanos de Espafia to the African Commission on Human and Peoples Right alleging the misuse of funds by the ruling members of the Equatoguinean government.

"This  letter introduces a communication under the Article 55 Communications Procedure of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (the "Charter") by  the Asociacion pro Derechos Humanos de Espafia  (APDHE)... This communication alleges violations of the right under Article 21  of the Charter of the peoples of Equatorial Guinea to "freely dispose of their wealth and natural resources." Specifically, the communication alleges that the Government of Equatorial Guinea violates the Charter in permitting the family ofthe President, H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and a small number of allied families, mostly from the President's Esangui clan or the Mongomo region (the "Nguema~Mongomo group"'),  to divert to their own private benefit the overwhelming preponderance of the value of and revenue from the Equatoguinean peoples'  natural resources, in particular, the value of the peoples'  land and hydrocarbon2 resources..."

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