Audi alteram partem – Meaning



Audi alteram partem- Meaning

This is a Latin phrase, which means, “hear the other side too”. This rule is a Rule of Law and a part of the Principles of Natural Justice. It is also called the Rule of Fair Hearing. As per this rule, no one shall be condemned unheard. It says that no person should be judged without a fair hearing in which each party to the case is given an equal opportunity to respond to the evidence against him.

 It includes the right to receive notice of a hearing and to be legally represented. This rule is considered a principle of fundamental justice and equity in most legal systems.