justice delayed is justice denied

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justice delayed is justice denied

  1. If a wrong is not corrected within a reasonable amount of time, it is as though the wrong were not corrected at all.
    • 2012 September 1, Annika Breidthardt, "Thalidomide victims: drugmaker's apology not enough", Reuters:
      Harold Evans, Reuters editor at large who led a campaign for compensation of thalidomide victims as editor of Britain's Sunday Times from the late 1960s, said justice delayed was justice denied. ¶ "Fifty years of injustice is not to be assuaged by the most heartfelt apology, unaccompanied as it is by any compensation for the pain and suffering thousands of survivors endure every day," he said.

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