The Court composed of:

Augustine S. L. RAMADHANI, President, Elsie N.

THOMPSON, Vice-President, Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ, Duncan TAMBALA, Sylvain
OR~, El Hadji GUISS~, Ben KIOKO, Rafaa BEN ACHOUR, Solomy Balungi BOSSA,

Angelo Vasco MATUSSE- Judges; and Robert ENO - Registrar.

In accordance with Rule 8 (4) (d) of the Rules of Court (hereinafter referred to as "the
Rules"), Justice Gerard Niyungeko a national of Burundi, requested to be recused and
did not hear the Application.

In the matter of:

FEMI FALANA

v.
THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS

After deliberations,
Makes the following order:

Nature of the Application

1.

The Court received, on 7 September 2015, an Application by Femi Falana,
(hereinafter referred to as "the Applicant'') instituting proceedings against the
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (hereinafter referred to as
"the Respondent").

2.

The Applicant is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), with offices in Lagos,
Abuja and Ekiti states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has filed the
Application in his personal capacity and on behalf of the victims of alleged
human rights violations in Burundi.

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