Opinion

Public Sector Informant: What does procedural fairness in APS code of conduct investigations actually look like?

By John Wilson, Kieran Pender
July 4 2022 - 7:30pm
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The concepts of procedural fairness and natural justice are central to our legal system. In a famous British case, it was remarked that "even God himself did not pass a sentence upon Adam before he was called upon to make his defence". For those of a secular bent, the High Court has turned to history: "That no man is to be judged unheard was a precept known to the Greeks, inscribed in ancient times upon images in places where justice was administered, proclaimed in Seneca's Medea."

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