Is there a legally mandated filing fee and/or deposit?

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Breakdown by Continent

Continent Yes, filing fee Yes, deposit No Not specified Not applicable No data Countries researched
Africa 3
(6.1%)
6
(12.2%)
29
(59.2%)
11
(22.4%)
0
(0.0%)
3
(6.1%)
49
Americas 4
(11.8%)
11
(32.4%)
16
(47.1%)
5
(14.7%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
34
Asia 3
(8.1%)
8
(21.6%)
9
(24.3%)
16
(43.2%)
1
(2.7%)
1
(2.7%)
37
Europe 4
(9.3%)
2
(4.7%)
20
(46.5%)
17
(39.5%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
43
Oceania 8
(53.3%)
7
(46.7%)
0
(0.0%)
6
(40.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
15
Total 22 34 74 55 1 4 178
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Is there any legal requirement to pay any fees or deposits as a condition for the submission of a complaint?

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Afghanistan No

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Albania No

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Algeria No

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Andorra No

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Angola Not specified

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Anguilla Yes, deposit

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Antigua and Barbuda Yes, deposit

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Argentina No

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Armenia Not specified

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Australia Yes, deposit

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Austria Not specified

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Azerbaijan Not specified

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Bahamas Yes, deposit

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Bahrain Not specified

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Bangladesh Yes, deposit

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Barbados Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Belarus Not specified

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Belgium Not specified

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Belize No

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Benin No

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Bermuda Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Bhutan Not specified

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Bolivia No

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Bosnia and Herzegovina No

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Botswana Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Brazil Not specified

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Bulgaria Not specified

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Burkina Faso No

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Burundi No

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Cambodia Not specified

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Cameroon No

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Canada Yes, filing fee

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Cayman Islands Yes, deposit

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Central African Republic No data

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Chad No

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Chile Not specified

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Colombia No

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Comoros No

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Congo, Democratic Republic of No

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Cook Islands Yes, filing fee

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Costa Rica No

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Cote d'Ivoire No

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Croatia No

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Cuba Not specified

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Czech Republic Not specified

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Denmark Not specified

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Djibouti Not specified

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Dominica Yes, deposit

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Dominican Republic No

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Ecuador No

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Egypt No

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El Salvador No

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Eritrea Not specified

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Estonia No

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Eswatini Not specified

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Ethiopia Not specified

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Finland No

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France No

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Gabon No

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Gambia Yes, deposit

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Georgia Not specified

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Germany Not specified

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Gibraltar Yes, deposit

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Greece Yes, filing fee

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Greenland No

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Guatemala Not specified

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Guinea No

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Guinea-Bissau No

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Guyana Yes, deposit

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Honduras No

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Hungary No

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Iceland Not specified

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India Yes, deposit

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Indonesia Not specified

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Iran, Islamic Republic of Not specified

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Iraq Not specified

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Ireland Yes, deposit

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Israel No

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Italy No

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Jamaica Yes, deposit

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Jordan Yes, filing fee

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Kazakhstan No

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Kenya Yes, deposit

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Kiribati Not specified

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Korea, Republic of Not specified

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Kosovo No

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Kyrgyzstan No

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Lao People's Dem. Republic Not applicable

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Latvia No

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Lebanon No

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Lesotho No

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Liberia No

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Libya Not specified

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Liechtenstein Not specified

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Lithuania Not specified

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Luxembourg Not specified

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Madagascar No

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Malawi No

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Malaysia Yes, deposit

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Mali No

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Malta No

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Marshall Islands Not specified

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Mauritius Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Mexico No

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Micronesia, Federated States of Not specified

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Moldova, Republic of Not specified

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Monaco No

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Mongolia No

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Montenegro No

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Montserrat Yes, deposit

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Morocco No

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Mozambique No

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Myanmar Yes, filing fee

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Namibia Not specified

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Nauru Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Nepal Yes, deposit

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New Zealand Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Nicaragua No

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Niger No

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Nigeria Yes, deposit

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Niue Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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North Macedonia, Republic of Not specified

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Norway No

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Oman Not specified

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Pakistan Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Palau Not specified

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Panama Yes, filing fee

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Papua New Guinea Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Paraguay No

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Peru Not specified

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Poland Not specified

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Portugal Not specified

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Qatar No data

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Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) No

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Romania Not specified

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Russian Federation Yes, filing fee

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Rwanda No

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Samoa Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Senegal No

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Serbia No

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Seychelles Not specified

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Sierra Leone No data

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Singapore Yes, deposit

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Slovakia No

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Slovenia Not specified

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Solomon Islands Not specified

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Somalia No data

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South Africa No

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South Sudan Not specified

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Spain No

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Sri Lanka Yes, deposit

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State of Palestine No

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Sudan No

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Sweden No

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Switzerland No

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Syrian Arab Republic Not specified

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Tajikistan Not specified

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Tanzania, United Republic of Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Thailand Not specified

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Timor-Leste Not specified

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Togo No

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Tonga Yes, filing fee

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Trinidad and Tobago Yes, deposit

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Tunisia No

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Turkmenistan No

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Tuvalu Not specified

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Uganda Not specified

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Ukraine Yes, filing fee

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United Kingdom Yes, filing fee

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United States No

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Uruguay No

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Uzbekistan No

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Vanuatu Yes, filing fee
Yes, deposit

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Venezuela No

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Viet Nam Not specified

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Yemen Yes, deposit

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Zambia No

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Zimbabwe Not specified

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