Where a respondent alludes to costs in its submissions, though the application is ruled
inadmissible, the Court must rule on costs. (Atabong Denis Atemnkeng v The African Union,
application 014/2011, judgment, 15 March 2013,para 42).
Where costs are claimed, the default position is that parties should bear their own costs
pursuant to rule 30 of the Rules of Court (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, para 125).