Access to Justice- A Constitutional Right
Dr. Gazal Gupta
Former Assistant Professor of Law, Lovely Professional University, Punjab
Law is the means and justice is the end. In order to reach the destination (justice), the means to reach the destination (law and legal system) must be established. It should be familiar and made available to all. Rule of Law recognize and protect the rights which forms the interest of the individuals, as said by the Roman maxim, ubi jus ibi remedium ‘wherever there is a right there is a remedy’. Therefore, justice is required and Law offers the remedy whenever the right is exploited or breached even if it is against the State or any other powerful body. To enable the legal disputes or conflicts, which certainly arise in every civilized society, to resolve them in an orderly way, and for the rights of the citizen to be recognized and enforced “access to justice” is a necessity and a demand to settle the legal disputes or conflicts, which certainly arise in every civilized society. Access to justice is a human right which imparts life and meaning to law.