Amnesty International v Zambia (2000) AHRLR 325 (ACHPR 1999)

The case concerned the unlawful deportation of prominent political figures from Zambia. However, in its decision the African Commission on Human & Peoples' Rights discussed the legitimate use of limitations provisions in the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Commission stated that it was its role ‘to caution against a too easy resort to the limitation clauses in the African Charter. The onus is on the state to prove that it is justified to resort to the limitation clause.’