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Justice: Not a Fundamental Right but a Neoclassical Economic Commodity?

Saddam Hussein and Anwar Shah
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Saddam Hussein: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Anwar Shah: Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

No 2022:59, PIDE Knowledge Brief from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: A society is composed of agents who are dependent on one another for their routine chores. The human species is unique, as it gauges actions among themselves based on morality and ethics. Hence, there exists a propensity for any individual to counter a dispute with another in society. Therefore, every individual in the society has the right to access to justice so that he or she can resolve disputes and get rid of the uncertainty factor for future transactions. For this reason, access to justice has been the corner stone of fundamental human rights in all the developed societies across the world. The Constitution of Pakistan is no different from others in that it indemnifies access to justice to all its residents without any discrimination of any kind. Two articles are worthy of special mention in this regard: – Article 4 and Article 10-A of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan offer unequivocal details on the subject of how to ensure the provision of justice to citizens. Keeping in view the above-mentioned articles, it can be deduced that justice must be inexpensive and swift for every citizen of Pakistan.

Keywords: Justice; Fundamental Right; Neoclassical; Economic; Commodity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2022
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