I. THE PARTIES

1. The Applicant, Actions pour Ia Protection des Droits de /'Homme, herein-after
referred to as "APDH', presents itself as an lvorian Non-Governmental
Human Rights Organization established in March 2003, for the promotion,
protection and defence of human rights . It also declares that it has Observer
Status before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
(hereinafter referred to as "the Commission").

2. The Respondent State, the Republic of Cote d'lvoire, became a Party to the
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the
Charter on Human Rights") on 31 March 1992, and to the Protocol to the
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the
Protocol") on 25 January 2004 (date of its entry into force). The Respondent
State deposited the declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the Court to
receive cases from individuals and non-governmental organizations on 23 July
2013.

II. SUBJECT OF THE APPLICATION

3. The Applicant has seized the Court with a prayer to rule that Law No. 2014335 amending Law No. 2001-634 of 9 October 2001, providing for the
composition, organization , duties and functioning of the Independent Electoral
Commission (IEC) is not in conformity with the international human rights
instruments ratified by the Respondent State, more particularly the African
Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (hereinafter referred to as
"the African Charter on Democracy") and to the ECOWAS Protocol on
Democracy and Good Governance supplementary to the Protocol relating to
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