Procedural fairness

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A common law administrative law doctrine that requires a person exercising statutory (or potentially royal prerogative) power to give some form of notice of a pending decision to a person owed the fairness; an opportunity for that person to comment; and the requirement that the official making the decision be sufficiently unbiased.

The modern terminology for the procedural obligations of statutory and prerogative authorities arising by virtue of the common law. This term emerged at a time when the courts were expanding the reach of procedural fairness entitlements beyond the domains traditionally covered by the rules of natural justice.

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