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Judge
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.

Judicial/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.

Jurisdiction
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.

Jurisprudence
The theory and philosophy of law.

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


Key:

♦ - Committee specific
¤ - IBA Human Rights Institute specific