(a) The principle of natural justice
(b) The procedure established by law
(c) Fair application of law
(d) Equality before law
- “Due process of law” does not only check if there is a law to deprive the life and personal liberty of a person, but also checks if the law made is fair, just, and not arbitrary.
- It ensures legal rights owed to a person are respected and that laws must conform to the principles of fairness, fundamental rights, liberty, etc.
- In essence, it includes the idea of procedure established by law but adds the requirement that the procedure should be fair, just, and not arbitrary.
- Therefore, option (c) Fair application of law is correct.