Justice, Like so many political, legal, and theological terms, has always challenged some of the best minds in the world. It is a key concept that plays a major role in the thinking of ethicists, human rights, natural law, and procedural law. And it is an elusive concept that is very difficult to define precisely. Fundamentally, it is the moral principle that a person should receive the type of treatment that he or she deserves.

Most people can easily recognize numerous actions that can be considered unjust. Injustice evokes anger at unfair treatment of either themselves or of another. However, even here, unfair treatment will evoke different responses depending upon what a person feels to be unfair.

Injustice is seen as a departure from a naturally occurring ...

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