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judiciary

1. the branch of the central authority in a state concerned with the administration of justice
2. the system of courts in a country
3. the judges collectively; bench
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The pressure comes from both political and religious corners, and even from within the judiciary itself, he said.
The national judiciary establishment has experienced huge development since the beginning of His Majesty's reform project to date.
The judiciary has recently been faced with the serious and heavy accusation of being a parallel state or [even] a gang.
The same observations are applicable to the choice of the Public Prosecutor and the formation of the Supreme Judiciary Council (SJC).
However, to keep a check on the organs of the state and for the protection of the fundaments rights of the citizens, the judiciary has been specifically invested with the power of judicial review.
Delivering the valedictory lecture to mark the conclusion of the Calcutta High Court's sesquicentennial celebrations here yesterday, Mukherjee said the "independence of the judiciary is sacrosanct.
The union also criticises the restricted powers of the judiciary authority and keeping powers of the Minister of Justice which may risk to establish a dual function and the executive's control over the judiciary.
The judiciary can strike down discriminatory laws and we have examples from the past which clearly indicate that the fundamental rights of people have to be secured in any case," Eitzaz said.
There is no doubt that the federal judiciary has in many instances overstepped its proper constitutional boundaries.
The salutary canons of restraint urged upon a non-elected judiciary by Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin are these:
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly reacted against Supreme Court President Hasan Gerceker who accused the government of besieging the judiciary.
Addressing President Talabani, he said: "the Iraqi judiciary does not suffer from financial and administrative problems, but we need your moral support to concrete the independence of the Judiciary," whilst the President expressed keenness to "achieve all what the Judiciary needs to strengthen its activity, independence and human rights.