INTERIGHTS’ have signed a statement opposing the introduction of fees at the European Court of Human Rights. Imposing a fee on applicants to the European Court of Human Rights may deny victims of human rights violations access to justice, based on their ability to pay, says the organisation. Administering a fee system could drain the Court of human and financial resources while deterring individuals - based on their economic standing - with well-founded human rights claims from seeking redress before the Court. If you are an NGO, a Bar Association or a law firm and would like to sign the petition opposing the introduction of fees, please email Amnesty International at [email][email protected] with the name and country of the organisation and your name and email address.
Jan 31, 2011