PROCEDURE
Jurisdiction
Contentious cases
Only points raised are considered

In determining an objection to jurisdiction or admissibility, the Court only considers the
particular points raised by the parties. The Court does not deliberate on jurisdiction or
admissibility issues not raised by the parties themselves (Tanganyika Law Society, The Legal
and Human Rights Centre v The United Republic of Tanzania, application 009/2011;
Reverend Christopher R. Mtikila v The United Republic of Tanzania, application 011/2011,
judgment, 14 June 2013, paras 84, 87; Beneficiaries of late Norbert Zongo, Abdoulaye
Nikiema alias Ablasse, Ernest Zongo and Blaise Ilboudo & The Burkinabe human and
peoples’ rights movement v Burkina Faso, application 013/2011, judgment, 28 March 2014).

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