Definition of quasi-judicial body
A quasi-judicial body is an individual or organization which has powers resembling those of a court of law or judge and is able to remedy a situation or impose legal penalties on a person or organization.
Such bodies usually have powers of adjudication in such matters as:
- breach of discipline
- conduct rules
- trust in the matters of money or otherwise.
Their powers are usually limited to a particular area of expertise, such as financial markets, employment law, public standards, immigration, or regulation.
Award and verdict
Awards and verdicts often depend on a pre-determined set of guidelines or punishment depending on the nature and gravity of the offence committed. Such punishment may be legally enforceable under the law of a country, it can be challenged in a court of law which is the final decisive authority.
List of quasi-judicial bodies
The following is a partial list of quasi-judicial bodies
- Company Law Board
- Philippines Commission on Elections
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal
- Canadian Transportation Agency
- European Patent Office
- Parades Commission
- Planning Committee
- Human Rights Committee
- International Narcotics Control Board
- Sheriffs Principal in Scotland
- Ontarian committees of adjustment
- Californian planning commissions
- California Coastal Commission
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Election Commission of India
- Commission of Inquiry
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