Social Justice

On 09.07.10, In Legal Industry, by Daniel Callahan

The rule of law rather than merely the administration of laws leads a society to a concept termed “Social Justice”.   Social Justice is an ideal of world order that affords individuals and groups fair treatment.  It enhances the probability of an impartial share of benefits society has to offer.  Social justice is often utilized to describe the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society.  True Social Justice however, relates to the rule of law and the protections it affords all societies globally.

Social justice embodies philosophical issues as well as equality issues that are integral in government, politics, religion and society. The application of the rule of law is the principle that governmental authority should be exercised in accordance with written, publicly disclosed laws.  These laws must be adopted and enforced in accordance with a due process.  It is a safeguard against arbitrary governance.  The rule of law is hostile to dictatorship or to anarchy therefore they will fail to exist in a socially just society.

We all seek to live in a just society.  Social Justice generally refers to issues effecting entire societies, such as crime, repression, social control, penal systems, human and civil rights, citizenship, and immigration issues.  Additionally environmental victims, health and safety concerns, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic, racial, gender, and other global inequalities.