Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

  • Naomi Burstyner Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, Monash University
  • Tania Sourdin
Keywords: justice, delay


This paper explores issues in the justice system that are related to timeliness and its interconnectedness to the definition of delay, whilst considering the impact of delay on the experience of the justice system user.

Historical acknowledgements recognise the perspective of the accused or the disputant, and suggest that for a person seeking justice, the time taken for resolution of their issue is critical to the justice experience of this person and can render their treatment wholly ‘unjust’ in circumstances where closure takes ‘too long’.

How to Cite
Burstyner, N., & Sourdin, T. (2014). Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. Victoria University Law and Justice Journal, 4(1), 46 - 60. https://doi.org/10.15209/vulj.v4i1.61