a travesty of justice

a travesty of justice

A legal act or decision that is so unjust that it seems like a grotesque mockery or imitation of the way the justice system is supposed to operate. The acquittal of the mass murderer is an absolute travesty of justice. Many see the government's incarceration of the activists to be a travesty of justice.
See also: justice, of, travesty

travesty of justice

a miscarriage of justice; an act of the legal system that is an insult to the system of justice. The jury's verdict was a travesty of justice. The lawyer complained that the judge's ruling was a travesty of justice.
See also: justice, of, travesty