Related Content

Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Law

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

equality of arms


Quick Reference

A concept that has been created by the European Court of Human Rights in the context of the right to a fair trial (Article 6). Equality of arms requires that there be a fair balance between the opportunities afforded the parties involved in litigation (for example, each party should be able to call witnesses and cross-examine the witnesses called by the other party). In some circumstances this may require the provision of financial support to allow a person of limited means to pay for legal representation (Airey v Ireland (App no 6289/73) [1981] ECHR 1).

Subjects: Law


Reference entries