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An officer appointed to administer the law and who has authority to hear and try cases in a court of law.

Judges Forum ♦
The Judges' Forum offers an opportunity for judges from all jurisdictions to meet and discuss issues that are of common and current interest to members of the judiciary.

i) Relating to the Administration of justice or to the judgment of a Court ii) A judge or other officer empowered to act as a judge.

The practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility.

The theory and philosophy of law.

The concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, fairness and equity.


♦ - Committee specific
¤ - IBA Human Rights Institute specific