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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Legal Aid

Ezgi Özlü

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 January 2023

Access to justice — Judicial assistance — Financial aspects of international adjudication — Financial assistance — Equality of arms

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 In international litigation, like in national forums, practical obstacles may deter access to justice. Financial aspects of international adjudication can discourage international actors from resorting to international proceedings. Indeed, the procedural costs may be a critical element in deciding whether to refer a dispute to an international adjudicative body. 2 In the context of international arbitration, the parties bringing the dispute bear the costs of arbitrators as well as the institution’s administrative fees. This characteristic makes arbitration...
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