This chapter explores the role of the right of access to justice in consumer law. It argues that, although access to justice has been recognized as a human right, consumers still face barriers to enforce it, in particular in cases of collective interest, due to high costs, risks, and increasingly complex cross-border procedures. Against this background, this chapter explores how access to justice can be facilitated by collective actions, specific ADR procedures and new funding schemes; among these, the Canadian class action funds and contingency fees.
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