Judicial Review of Administrative Actions and Principles
14 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Date Written: March 11, 2008
Administrative law has a tremendous social function to perform. It is the body of reasonable limitations and affirmative action parameters, which are developed, and operationalised by the legislature and the courts to maintain and sustain the rule of law. The courts, through writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, certiorari, prohibitio and quo warranto, control administrative action. The source of Administrative law is the statutes, statutory instruments, precedents and customs. The article discusses the doctrine of legitimate expectation, Public Accountability and doctrine of proportionality. The increased power of the administration judicial control has become an important area of administrative law, because courts have proved more effective and useful than the legislative or the administrative powers.
Keywords: Administrative law, Legislature, rule of law, courts, administration
JEL Classification: K23, K29
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