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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to a Fair Hearing in Administrative Law Cases

Swati Jhaveri

Subject(s):
Citizens' rights — Administrative law — Due process — Administrative procedures — Fair hearing and fair trial

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The genesis of the requirement of a fair hearing in administrative law cases can be traced back to historical constitutional documents and rights instruments (see also right to a fair hearing in civil law cases ; right to a fair hearing in criminal law cases ; right to a fair trial in civil law cases ; right to a fair trial in criminal law cases ; right to a fair trial in administrative law cases ). For example, Clause 39 of the Magna Carta (1215) issued by King John of England pledges that: No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights...
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