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quasi-judicial body

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Definition of quasi-judicial body

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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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