A. Determine nature of case:
i. disputes between the members of a political party;
ii. disputes between a member of a political party and a political party;
iii. disputes between political parties;
iv. disputes between an independent candidate and a political party;
v. disputes between coalition partners;
vi. disputes arising from party primaries.
b. Appeal from decision of the Political Party Registrar or;
B. Get basic information about the case:
a. Name of Complainant/Appellant
b. Name of Respondent(s)
c. Nature of case filed
d. Remedy(ies) being sought
C. Determine validity and/or completeness of the complaint/appeal:
a. Is the complaint is sufficient in form and substance?
b. Does the complaint/appeal fall within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal?
i. If it falls outside the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, advise the party accordingly.
c. Has the party exhausted the internal dispute resolution mechanism of the party? (Applicable in (i), (ii) and (vi).
i. If the IDRM has not been complied, advise the party to comply.
If conditions in C above have been complied with:
(a) Assess the court fees payable;
(b) Issue case number;
(c) Upon receipt of the court fees receipt, receive the documents by stamping with the Tribunal’s stamp;
(d) Open the court files;
(e) The Registry in consultation with the Chairperson of the Tribunal issues date for hearing/mention/direction.