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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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Summary: The Moroccan section of Amnesty International called, on Tuesday in Rabat, for bringing to justice the perpetrators of human rights breaches in the Polisario-run camps of Tindouf, south-western Algeria.
McKillop, 40, was credited with leading a team of 15 investigators in bringing to justice the self-proclaimed ``Angel of Death,'' Efren Saldivar, a former respiratory therapist who worked at Glendale Adventist Hospital.
The statement urged the Indonesian authorities "to spare no efforts in finding and bringing to justice the perpetrators".