Denial of right to petition authority
Lack of legal recourse
The refusal of government, business or professional organizations to receive, judge or act on complaints against its or its representatives or members activities. The denial of the right of complaint takes many forms. A bureaucratic procedure requiring years and massive expenditure may cause the applicant delays, or bankruptcy or may intimidate him. People with complaints may be threatened or harassed directly or indirectly. Complaints may be heard and automatically disregarded.