Election Obligations & Standards Database
"While fees are a means of preventing frivolous complaints, they may also create a barrier to the dispute process, especially for women and other under-represented groups."
OSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Election Dispute Resolution
, p. 23
Handbook for the Observation of Election Dispute Resolution
Fees that de facto prevent access to the courts may violate the obligation of equal access to the courts.