Prisoner Release: Agreement Between the Republic Niger Government and the ORA

OUGADOUGOU ACCORD (OCTOBER 9, 1994)

Ceasefire Agreement

Clause 13

The two Parties engage furthermore to take all measures susceptible of reinforcing mutual trust and consolidating peace, such as the ones leading to the liberation of persons abducted or arrested within the framework of this conflict.

1995 PEACE AGREEMENT

Section III. Restoration of Peace and National Reconciliation 

Clause 15

A general amnesty will be decided upon in favour of the elements of the ORA and the elements of the Defence and Security Forces as well as other agents of the State for all acts committed because of the conflict prior to the date of the signing of this present Agreement.

(Does not specifically mentions on prisoner release a blanket amnesty should suffice to code this one)

Implementation History

1995

Full Implementation

After signing the peace agreement in April 1995, the government adopted an amnesty law in June 1995. On 25 July 1995, the Niger government released all former members of the Tuareg rebel movement. The release was in accordance of the amnesty law. Coordinator of the umbrella Armed Resistance Organization (ORA), Mohamed Abdoulmoumine today expressed full satisfaction with the measure.1 Number of prisoners released not available.

  • 1. "Niger; Government reported to have released "all" former Tuareg rebels," BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, July 27, 1995.
1996

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

1997

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

1998

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

1999

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2000

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2002

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.