audi alteram partem

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Audi Alteram Partem

[Latin, hear the other side.] It embodies the concept in Criminal Law that no person should be condemned unheard; it is akin to due process. The notion that an individual, whose life, liberty, or property are in legal jeopardy, has the right to confront the evidence against him or her in a fair hearing is one of the fundamental principles of Constitutional Law in the United States and England.

Cross-references

Habeas Corpus.

See: counterargument

audi alteram partem

see NATURAL JUSTICE.
References in classic literature ?
Any man who wants to do justice does not wait till the last minute to hear both sides of the question.
Let us see, for you know, my dear Captain, a judge must hear both sides.
On being quizzed following the meeting on whether Anastasiades had requested she convey a message to the Turkish government, the American diplomat replied "Our sole role here is to hear both sides.
When we study an issue we have to hear both sides to give a judgment," Prince Mansour said about the mayor's case, which has been widely publicized by the social media.
I have met Don on many occasions and he is the perfect gentleman, fair, diplomatic and always prepared to hear both sides of an argument.
However, having chosen this campaign, you owe it to your readers to let them hear both sides of the argument.
3 : a discussion in which reasons for and against something are given <Let's hear both sides of the argument.
But a council insider said: "It has been claimed some money raised did not find its way back to the home but it's important to hear both sides of the story.
Politicians can't talk to everybody, but you could argue they have something of an obligation to hear both sides of an issue.
There is talk of the need to hear both sides of the story, one side being the CIWF view on milk, so where is the problem?
But the practice of mountaintop removal is far too great a price to pay, and the public deserves to hear both sides of the issue.
Surely parents should hear both sides of the story and not just take the word of their offspring.