- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Retreat From Natural Justice: A Study on Evolution of The Principle of Natural Justice”
- Author: Meghana Gade
- Institution: Alliance University
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 16/07/2021
Natural Justice has always been an important facet in the subject of Administrative Law. The term “Natural Justice” stands for basic principles of justice, that a litigant has access to during the trial. It has had a place in the justice system since the beginning of time.
As defined by Lord Esher M.R.- ‘the sense of what is right and wrong.
In a famous English decision in Abbott vs. Sullivan, it is stated that “the Principles of Natural Justice are easy to proclaim, but their precise extent is far less easy to define”. It has been stated that there is no single definition of Natural Justice and it is only possible to enumerate with some certainty the main principles. During the earlier days, the expression Natural Justice was often used interchangeably with the expression natural Law, but in recent times a restricted meaning has been given to describe certain rules of Judicial Procedure.
This paper will talk about the concept of natural justice, its origin, its principles and more importantly, its evolution from the beginning of time, and what it stands for now.