PROCEDURE Jurisdiction Contentious cases No need to specify Charter provisions alleged to have been violated The Court retains jurisdiction even where the application relies only on a national constitution or legislation (Peter Joseph Chacha v The United Republic of Tanzania, application 003/2012, judgment, 28 March 2014 paras 112-113). Where only the constitution and national laws are relied upon in an application, the Court will look for and base its findings on corresponding articles in the Charter or any other human rights instruments. (Chacha para 113). So if the rights are protected by the African Charter or other instrument to which the State is a Party, the Court will have jurisdiction (Chacha para 114, Abubakari Mohamed v The United Republic of Tanzania, Merits, Application 007/2013, 3 June 2016 paras 50 & 51).

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