2 definitions found for this term.
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Criminal Law, 7/e$75.00 – $120.00
A principle of fundamental justice that is violated when a law infringes rights to life, liberty, or security of the person more than is necessary to achieve its objective
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 6/e$70.00 – $112.00
Legislation that is drafted more broadly than is necessary or permissible to attain the legislative objective with the result that it impinges unduly upon a protected right or freedom.