356. Restriction on access to court of certain classes of individuals and bodies.

Procedural restrictions which impinge on the ability to litigate of specific classes of individuals or bodies will comprise a legitimate restriction on the right of access to court1 provided they do not impair the essence of the right and pursue, and display a reasonable relationship of proportionality to, a legitimate aim2. Such procedural restrictions have been held to be legitimate in the context of:

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    (1)     bankrupts3;

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    (2)     contemnors