Definitions of rough justice
unfair legal processes, treatment, or punishment
As Iraqis wait for the establishment of a new constitution and judicial framework, so-called "tribal courts" are already administering rough justice in the south.
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However, “this can sometimes lead to rough justice“, said one lawyer.
It would be unacceptable if deserving individuals, with right on their side, found themselves the victim of rough justice.
On the frontier, a kind of rough justice had prevailed.
Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, criticised McEwan for crying ‘rough justice’ about the treatment of alleged offenders.
Termed “punishment” beatings or killings, this form of street “law” is extremely rough justice.
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The term is also sometimes used to describe a harsh, though not necessarily unfair, punishment: Wells Fargo & Co. customers who didn’t consent to having 3.5 million accounts created by bankers trying to hit sales quotas are finally getting what a judge called “rough justice.”