TABLE OF CONTENTS I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND THE CAUSE OF ACTION .................................................. 4 II PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT...................................................................................... 5 III JURISDICTION ...................................................................................................................... 6 IV PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS.................................................................................................. 6 A. Request of control of legality of the procedure followed by the Commission ....................................... 7 A.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission.....................................................................................7 A.2 Considerations of the Court ......................................................................................................................8 B. The alleged failure to exhaust domestic remedies ............................................................................... 8 B.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .....................................................................................8 B.2 Considerations of the Court ......................................................................................................................9 C. The alleged lack of the Court’s competence to act as a fourth instance ................................................11 C.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ...................................................................................11 C.2 Considerations of the Court ....................................................................................................................12 D. Alleged inadmissibility of the complaint for the lack of an object ...................................................... 12 D.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ..................................................................................12 D.2 Considerations of the Court ....................................................................................................................13 E. Alleged lack of the Court’s jurisdiction with respect to the alleged violations of Article 26 of the Convention................................................................................................................................................. 13 E.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ...................................................................................13 E.2 Considerations of the Court .................................................................................................................... 14 V15 PRELIMINARY QUESTION....................................................................................................... 15 A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .............................................................................. 15 B. Considerations of the Court............................................................................................................... 16 VI ........................................................................................................................................... 18 EVIDENCE .............................................................................................................................. 18 A. Admissibility of documentary evidence.............................................................................................. 18 B. Admissibility of the testimonial and expert evidence ........................................................................ 19 2

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