362. Funding of legal assistance.

Although it is ultimately for the domestic authorities to decide how to secure effective access to court for its citizens1, it may in certain circumstances be incumbent on a state to fund legal assistance where it is indispensable for a person to present his case effectively to the court2. This may be the case where there exists a requirement in law for legal representation or by reason of the complexity of the procedures or subject-matter of a case3 or where the withholding of legal aid would make the assertion of a civil claim practically impossible or lead to an