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The Juridical Approach of Truth
The Juridical Approach of Truth

Author(s): Mihai Lupu
Subject(s): Law and Transitional Justice
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: Truth; relativism; law; justice; formalism;

Summary/Abstract: Finding the truth is considered by many people envolved in a lawsuit as the ideal of justice, beyond punishing those who are guilty for committing crimes, the obligation to recognize the subjective rights’ violation or the compensation for damages. In certain situations, a partial truth becomes similar to injustice.The legislators have turned the finding of truth into a fundamental principle of law, quite abstract in comparison to formal, direct norms, with provisions that require a minimum margin of interpretation. Taken in this formalism, law scholars, judges and lawyers, especially after a long period of time, may no longer relate to fundamental values, including the finding of truth. The compromised truth leads to a misapplication of the law and, implicitly, to a vicious court decision on litigation.One af the arised question is whether the legislator himself should be mindful of the truth in the law-making process. The approaches may be diverse: substantiation of norms, simplification of procedures, systematization of law towards the predictable and understandable solution to legal conflicts.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2018
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 56-64
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English