Essay on Administrative Law
Discuss the salient dimensions of administrative justice and making reference to case law highlighting the most important rights linked to administration of justice.
AUTHOR: KATALILO JOY
This paper will be a discussion of the leading dimensions of administrative justice and will highlight the fundamental rights linked to administration of justice.
Governments exist to provide guidance to its people. In fulfilling this important duty, governments make decisions that affect the members of society. The government makes decision through its various agencies. These agencies are given powers which fall under the legislature and the judiciary. The legislative powers of the agency gives it authority to …show more content…
The appeals tribunal ,on the other hand, reviews decisions of administrative officers or bodies on appeal. They have the authority to review the appeals against decisions made by government agencies. Such type of tribunals forms the bulk of tribunals in Zambia. Prominent among them is the Revenue Appeals Tribunal which was set-up to hear appeals under the Customs and Excise Act 1982; the Income Tax Act 1993 and the Value Added Tax Act 2001.
It should be noted that tribunals can exist on a permanent basis as the land tribunal or on an adhoc basis as those established by the Chief justice under the Parliamentary and ministerial code of Conduct Act.
Any tribunal, despite its nature, offers an independent and impartial review of the matter before it and therefore produces acceptable results as compared to an internal review. Tribunals, unlike, inquiries, do come up with a