Is it our sense of (expectation of) what we deserve, in which case it becomes a very subjective notion? Or is it ensuring of minimum rights, holding on to a promise, as a contract - social or commercial?
I think it stems from our sense of what we deserve. But the subjectivity in it needs to be removed through common agreement on minimum rights. In our polity, the constitution provides the common reference point for minimum rights on three principal counts - social, economic and political. These are more specifically defined in terms of protection against social discrimination, equitous income for labour, and equal universal suffrage.
How sufficient is the definition of justice when counted on socio-poltical-economic ground as exhaustive criteria? What is your view on justice?