Rawls's Theory Of The Three Principles Of Justice

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One of the most important legal ethics principles is justice. Justice, in most societies, is accepted as the highest goal of the law. The word comes from the Latin jus, meaning right or law. The idea of justice comes from outside, as in inside law we can find legality. Justice is the concepts of good deeds that can be traced back to Christianity and to earlier philosophical questions and thinkers. Corrective justice or restorative justice is described as how to correct and to have just, to put things back to what they used to be, if they aren’t as they should be and a betrayed person may seek restitution. Restitution means change for the situation that is upon now, therefor it usually includes some kind of contrition to demonstrate one has…show more content…
The First Principle states that each person has the same indefeasible claim to a fully adequate scheme of equal basic liberties, which scheme is compatible with the same scheme of liberties for all. The Second Principle requires that social and economic inequalities are to satisfy two conditions; firstly that they are to be attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity, and secondly that they are to be the maximum benefit of the least-advantaged members of the society (the difference principle). The fulfillment of the first principle takes over the fulfillment of the second one and the first principle of equal liberties is to be used for designing the political constitution while the second one relates mainly to economic…show more content…
The constitution is considered to have supremacy over basic statutes, which shows the importance and appreciation of justice in law. Also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights indicates how justice as fairness, equality of all people and all nations, and many others, are set out as fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Considering this, it could be argued that justice is a scheme or system in law in which every person receives his or her due from the system, including all these rights, both natural and legal. Another matter though is that are these rights given and protected universally to all in practice, but that is case that has to address in another paper because of the lack of space
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