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Judiciary

The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or judicature) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the sovereign or state. The judiciary also provides a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the judiciary generally does not make law (that is, in a plenary fashion, which is the responsibility of the legislature) or enforce law (which is the responsibility of the executive), but rather interprets law and applies it to the facts of each case. This branch of government is often tasked with ensuring equal justice under law. It usually consists of a court of final appeal (called the "supreme court" or "constitutional court"), together with lower courts.

Articles About Judiciary

Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns (Representational Image)
Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns

By Reuters

An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Pharmaceutically Prescribed Pills
India's Drug Inspectors Hard-pressed to Scrutinise Factories

By Reuters

A drugs regulator is among the first to admit that oversight of India's huge pharmaceutical industry can be patchy. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, COURT, INDIA

Jordan McLean Faces Suspension for Wrong Tackle That Broke Alex McKinnon’s Neck

By IBTimes AU

Following the devastating tackle that led to Alex MacKinnon's severe neck injury, the NRL judiciary suspended Jordan McLean of Melbourne Storm for upcoming seven matches (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, LAWYER

Former Pakistani president Musharraf pleads not guilty to treason
Former Pakistani President Musharraf Pleads not Guilty to Treason

By Reuters

Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, on Monday pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason, in the latest chapter of a long-running drama between the country's increasingly assertive judiciary and its former military ruler. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, PAKISTAN, COURT, ELECTIONS, LAWYER

Au Lifts Travel Ban to Fiji

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced lifting bans against travelling to Fiji (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS, ATTORNEY GENERAL

Turkish PM Erdogan tells Enemies they will Pay Price after Poll
Turkish PM Erdogan tells Enemies they will Pay Price after Poll

By Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in local polls that had become a referendum on his rule and said he would "enter the lair" of enemies who have accused him of corruption and leaked state secrets. "They will pay for this," he said. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, ELECTIONS

Newcastle Knights Dedicated the Season to Alex McKinnon

By IBTimes AU

Captain Kurt Gidley of Newcastle Knights have dedicated the remaining NRL season to the team-mate Alex McKinnon, who is currently under recovery from spinal surgery. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: STORM

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Brotherhood Members to Death
Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Brotherhood Members to Death

By Reuters

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offenses on Monday in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, COURT, ELECTIONS, EGYPT, LAWYER

Cronulla Skipper Paul Gallen Out for Six Weeks

By IBTimes AU

Skipper Paul Gallen of Cronulla Sharks will be out of the game after his severe ankle sprain that occurred on Monday night's NRL match with Gold Coast (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD

Journalist Tuncay Ozkan (C) shares an emotional moment with his daughter Nazlican (L) and his wife Duygu (R) after being released from prison outside the Silivri prison complex near Istanbul on 10 March, 2014
Turkish 'Coup' Convicts Freed Amid Political Turmoil

By Reuters

Turkey ordered the release of 19 men convicted of plotting a coup, days after an ex-military chief was freed in a case now entwined in a power struggle between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and a U.S.-based Muslim cleric. (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, COURT, ELECTIONS, LAWYER