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Natural Justice and Conscience of the Judges in Case Ridge V. Baldwin

  • Alexander Nikolaevich Shytov
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 54)

Abstract

In this chapter we shall consider an example of how agape and sympathy judgements can operate in the application of a general legal principle to a particular situation. The way the judges evaluate the facts and decide whether a principle is applicable or not is at the centre of our attention. In this chapter, we shall see the potential of love and sympathy in interpretation of a broad legal principle and weighing of the circumstances when deciding a particular case. The present example is taken from English administrative law. The principle which is at stake is a principle of natural justice, and the context is the necessity to take a decision whether or not to dismiss a chief constable for omissions in carrying out his responsibilities. Before looking at the details of the case it is important to clarify the meaning of natural justice.

Keywords

Legal Rule Legal Reasoning Specific Charge Formal Ground Natural Justice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Nikolaevich Shytov
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LawStavropol State UniversityStavropolRussia
  2. 2.Commercial Law and EthicsMae Jo UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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