Election Obligations & Standards Database
"The essential elements of a fair hearing include: a) equality of arms between the parties to a proceedings, whether they be administrative, civil, criminal or military."
ACHPR: Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Fair Trial and Legal Assistance in Africa
, para. A(2)(a)
Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Fair Trial and Legal Assistance in Africa
Equality before the courts includes equality in arms and equal access to the courts.