Fundamental justice

Filed Under: Constitutional Law

2 definitions found for this term.
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Principles of fundamental justice are basic tenets of the legal system that can be identified with precision and for which there is sufficient consensus that they are basic norms.

The standard expected of those decision makers who come within the ambit of section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and section 2(e) of the Canadian Bill of Rights. Under the Charter, it has both procedural and substantive components. Under the Bill of Rights, it is a source of procedural entitlements only.

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