Everyone was treated equally before the law and courts
- Equality before the courts includes equality in arms and equal access to the courts.
- The guarantee to equality before the courts extends to judicial bodies entrusted with any judicial task (including customary and religious courts).
- Fees that de facto prevent access to the courts may violate the obligation of equal access to the courts.
- Procedures for the filing and adjudication of disputes must be understandable and easily accessible to all parties.