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audi alteram partem

English meaning: Hear the other side

Also called the Rule of Fair Hearing.

This principle is a Rule of Law and a part of the Principles of Natural Justice. It says that no one shall be condemned unheard.

When a dispute is put before a Court or a Tribunal, the Bench should hear both the parties of the case before a reasoned decision is made. The Bar comprising of Advocates assists the parties in presenting the case.

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