Justice

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The upholding of what is right, equitable and fair. - Distributive justice: fairness in the distribution of advantages and disadvantages among members of a people community. - Environmental justice: equitable distribution of environmental risks and benefits; fair and meaningful participation in environmental decision-making; recognition of community ways of life, local knowledge, and cultural difference. - Intergenerational justice: fairness towards everyone, with attention also to future generations. - Procedural justice: fairness in the rules and procedures in the process of decision making - Restorative justice: giving priority to repairing the harm done to victims and communities. - Social justice: promoting a just society, by recognition of human rights to equitable treatment and assuring equal access to opportunities.


(Adapted from ICRP Publication 138)

ICRP Glossary entry - 7 March 2019