Governing Legislation

Principles of Natural Justice

One of the basic principles of administrative law is that a person has both the right to be heard and the right to an impartial hearing. These rights are known as the Principles of Natural Justice.

The "Principles of Natural Justice" is a legal term that is difficult to describe exactly as each case is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, all parties affected by a decision must have been:

  • Given adequate notice of a proposed action, and
  • Given the opportunity to present their case before a decision maker.

In addition, proper legal procedures must have been followed and there must be valid grounds e.g. Eviction/Expulsion of Members.

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