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Part IV The Substance of Redress, 14 Costs and Fees

From: Remedies in International Human Rights Law (3rd Edition)

Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 January 2021

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Human rights remedies — Remedies — Remedies and costs
A lack of financial resources can be a major hindrance to recourse to national and international rights mechanisms. Despite the obvious need for legal aid of many applicants, no issue divided international tribunals in their early jurisprudence as much as the issue of awards of costs and attorneys’ fees. The European Court of Human Rights began by nearly always awarding all or part of them to successful applicants, while the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, until 1998, granted local costs but did not award attorneys’ fees for proceedings before it or the...
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