Contentious	cases		
The	Court	no	has	appellate	jurisdiction	

The African Court does not have jurisdiction to hear appeals from national courts (Ernest
Francis Mtingwi v Republic of Malawi, application 001/2013, decision, 15 March 2013, paras
14-16). This however, does not preclude the Court from examining whether the procedure
before national courts are consistent with the international standards established by the
Charter or other applicable human rights instruments’ (Alex Thomas v United Republic of
Tanzania, application 005/2013, judgment, 20 November 2015, para 130; Abubakari
Mohamed v The United Republic of Tanzania, Merits, Application 007/2013, 3 June 2016,
para 25)



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