Quasi-judicial – within the area of Administrative Law, this legal term refers to decisions made by administrative tribunals or government officials to which the rules of natural justice apply. In judicial decisions in most legal systems, the principles of natural justice are always implemented in. But between routine government policy decisions and the traditional court forums lies a hybrid, in some jurisdictions named a “tribunal” or “administrative tribunal” and not necessarily ruled by judges. In various countries these operate as a government policy-making body at times but also exercise a licensing, certifying, approval or other adjudication authority which is “judicial” because it directly affects the legal rights of a person.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasi-judicial_body

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