JUSTICE – PROCEDURAL (FAIRNESS)

Involves ensuring that the way decisions are made in a given situation meets certain standards. These include:

  • Transparency: people should know that decisions are being made and what these are; they should have access to the criteria being used to make decisions
  • Inclusion: those affected should be able to influence these decisions and not be limited by unjustified barriers
  • Deliberation: influence should come from participation in a respectful conversation where reasons are exchanged
  • Education: the conversation should follow an opportunity to understand the issues in question.
  • Recursiveness: past decisions should be open for ongoing critical reflection and feedback
  • Reflexiveness: decisions should be based on reasons, not power, authority, or access to resources

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