– How to access the Court
Cases are filed before the Court through written Applications addressed to the Registry. Such applications must indicate the name of the Applicant, the Party against whom the proceedings are being instituted, a brief statement of the facts of the case and the relief sought by the Plaintiff.
– Applicable Law
The Court applies the Treaty, the Conventions, Protocols, and Regulations adopted by the Community and general Principles of Law.
In the area of Human Rights Protection, the Court equally applies the international instruments on Human Rights ratified by the State or States party to the case.
– Legal Force of Decisions of the Court
Decisions of the Court are not subject to appeal. However the court can entertain applications for a revision based on new facts. Decisions are also binding on Member States, institutions of the Community, Individuals and Corporate bodies.
– Method of implementation of judgment of the Court
Execution of any decision of the Court shall be in the form of a writ of execution, which shall be submitted by the Registrar of the Court to the relevant Member State for execution according to the rules of civil procedure of that Member State.
Upon the verification of the appointed authority of the recipient Member State that the writ is from the Court, the writ shall be enforced.
All Member States shall determine the competent national authority for the purpose of receipt and processing of the execution and notify the Court accordingly.
The writ of execution issued by the Community Court may be suspended only by a decision of the Court.