Natural Justice

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of general or absolute legal principles.

There are principles of natural justice which are independent of historical circumstances or the details or conventions of particular legal systems. These principles provide that there shall be redress or protection against injury; and, at the level of legal procedure, adjudication shall be independent (hence that no one is judge in their own case) with both sides to a dispute being properly heard.

Source:
Roger Scruton, A Dictionary of Political Thought (London, 1982)

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