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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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In a letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mr McKeever said: "Together with the 140,000 police officers throughout England and Wales that the Police Federation represents, I was shocked, appalled and disgusted at the revelations in the Sunday Times that the Libyan killer of PC Yvonne Fletcher will never be brought to justice in Britain following a deal struck by your government.
Kidnappers said police officers were allegedly involved in attacking their tribe last year must be brought to justice before they release the Dutch couple, a mediator said.
Victims should receive compassion and care, and those responsible for these evils must be brought to justice,'' the Pope said.
44m offences brought to justice - an increase of 44% on 2001-2002.
I do feel that these killers will not be brought to justice and I have to accept that and move on.
Mike Vereb to introduce legislation that will ensure criminals who attack police officers are brought to justice.
The March case sparked a national outcry as lawmakers, radio talk-show hosts and March's widow, Theresa, called for changes in the system that would allow undocumented immigrants who commit crimes and flee to be brought to justice.
HE'S POSITIVE ALL SEVENTEEN SUSPECTS WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.
A MUM wept yesterday after a historic change in the laws finally led to her daughter's brutal sex killer being brought to justice.
UN officials appealed to the Haiti government, demanding that order be restored and the killers be brought to justice.
He helped defuse a jail riot, identified four Mexican teens who had used tourist river rafters as shooting targets, arrested a version of the BTK killer, and brought to justice hundreds of garden-variety criminals.
It is right and proper that this brutal and violent man should be brought to justice for the thousands of people he butchered and gassed.