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Justice

The virtue by which each person is given what he or she deserves. For example, justice requires that an employee be paid for work done, or that a scofflaw be punished for his or her crimes. Justice is perhaps the most important concept in law. Many people seeking social change do so because they believe current systems are unjust in some way. For example, a socialist may believe it is unjust that a worker does not have the legal right to profit from the value he/she adds, while a capitalist may argue that it is unjust to deprive the owners of capital or other assets of their property.
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His direct personal involvement in working to create international tribunals to bring to justice individuals responsible for the worst of the "atrocity crimes" of recent decades demonstrates that perseverance and tenacity can make a difference on the international scene.
Holder has decided - in the interest of consumers - to pursue an aggressive campaign to bring to justice those responsible for this debacle.
I fully trust the Moroccan authorities to carry out the investigations to the end, identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of this massacre," Sarkozy said at a ceremony at Paris' Orly airport for the repatriation of the French victims' bodies.
Perhaps the most famous witness to receive protection was the man who helped bring to justice the killers of Letisha and Charlene.
The case of Archbishop Wielgus dramatically highlights a serious problem that has gone virtually unreported in the West: the failure in Poland and other former Soviet-bloc countries to bring to justice the officials and secret police who imposed communist tyranny for decades and are responsible for the imprisonment, torture, and death of many people throughout central and eastern Europe.