PROCEDURE
Jurisdiction
Contentious cases
Transfers to the Commission

The Court, when deciding on admissibility, may exercise its discretion under article 6(3) of
the Protocol to transfer a case to the Commission if the circumstances of the case so requires
– taking cognisance of the nature of the allegations made in the application. (Daniel Amare
and Mulugeta Amare v Republic of Mozambique & Mozambique Airlines, application
005/2011, decision, 16 June 2011, para 9; Ekollo Moundi Alexandre v Nigeria and
Cameroon, application 008/2011, decision 23 September 2011, para 11; Soufiane Ababou v
Algeria, application 002/2011, decision, 16 June 2011; Association Juristes d’Afrique pour la
Bonne Gouvernance v Côte d’Ivoire, application 006/2011, decision, 16 June 2011, para 10).
In a dissenting opinion, Judge Ouguergouz referred to the need for criteria to determine when
cases should be transferred to the Commission (Ekollo Moundi Alexandre v Nigeria and
Cameroon, application 008/2011, decision 23 September 2011, Dissenting Opinion of Judge
Ouguergouz.

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