Executio juris non habet injuriam Law and Legal Definition

It is a rule of Roman law that the execution of the law causes no injury. It means that if an action is brought in a court which has jurisdiction on insufficient grounds and no injury is caused, action cannot be brought for the same. No damages can be recovered for executio juris non habet injuriam. For executing an action the successful party to a suit can attach debtor’s money and goods. While executing award s/he will not be responsible for damages as a consequence of using his/her legal right. However s/he will be liable in using his/her legal right. The defender can recover damages for not legitimately using legal process. However, a legal process coupled with malicious acts does not afford protection.