natural justice


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natural justice

in the constitutional law of the UK, a core meaning that a decision should be adjudicated by an impartial judge: ‘one with no interest in the outcome’ or applying nemo judex in suo causa, ‘no one should be a judge in their own cause’. The other guiding principle is that a decision should not be taken without ‘all parties being heard’ applying audi alteram partem. See also JUDICIAL REVIEW.