What is justice?
It’s a hard concept to pin down and even harder to put into effect.
But most definitely worth pursuing.
When we live without justice we also live without –
There really isn’t an easy formula for justice, even within our legal systems. But maybe there are principles we can apply, both personally and in our societies, in our pursuit of justice?
How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?…To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr.
- Unjust law is no law at all (drkokogyi.wordpress.com)