Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Refers to decisions made by administrative tribunals or government officials to which the rules of natural justice apply. In judicial decisions, the principles of natural justice always apply.

It refers to Goverment bodies presiding over  administrative situations where they have to play the role of a 'judge' in the sense of hearing out the parties and coming to a decision. Although it is not a Court of law, they are goverened by the rules of natural justice. One example is- No person must be condemned unheard but must be given an opportunity to answer the charges made against him/her.

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