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ultra vires

Law beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, agent, etc.
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'Whether upon a proper interpretation of the instrument establishing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) particularly Section 35(1) and (4), the Defendant cannot be said to have acted ultra vires its constitutional powers by keeping the 1st Plaintiff in its custody (detention) without bail and/or by directing the 1st Plaintiff to deposit the sum of N200 million only before he could be released on bail.
The Secretary Law and Justice informed the committee that the ministry had approach higher court of law on the judgment of Lahore High Court declaring sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 of Federal Ombudsman Institution Reforms Act 2013 as ultra vires of the constitution.
The Public Interest Litigation filed against the order clearly stated that the notification is ultra vires (beyond the legal power or authority) of the constitution and this vaccination campaign can't be forcefully administered.
Summary: The plea termed the notification "illegal, unconstitutional and ultra vires to the law"
The extension of the courts became even more important and urgent when the PHC had earlier this year declared the Interim Governance Regulation ultra vires of the Constitution which means that it overruled the government's phased transition plan of giving district commissioners the additional judicial powers to adjudicate matters until the courts could be formally extended.
M/S Leo Communication had filed the petition assailing a circular issued by Pemra on Oct 19, 2016, for being ultra vires of the authority's rules and the Constitution.
"The government responds that Commissioner Masibo's discretion was confined by the purpose and subject matter of the Mining Act and that his issuance of SML 351 was entirely ultra vires (beyond his legal power)," the Tribunal says.
Anwar has sought a declaration that his conviction by the Court of Appeal on March 7, 2014 was ultra vires the Federal Constitution and thus null and void.
The petitioner contends that Order XI of the Supreme Court Rules of 1980, to the extent of allowing constitution of benches and nomination of the judges single-handedly by the CJP, is ultra vires (beyond the authority or powers) of the constitution.
He said there is a deliberate machination which is ultra vires and violation of the rights of accused.
Moreover, the court accepted the plea of Zong 4G and held that actions, orders and directives issued by the federal government or the PTA are inconsistent with the provisions of section 54(3) of Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organization) Act, 1996 and are declared as illegal, ultra vires and without lawful authority and jurisdiction.
The court said those orders gave DTI/Bureau of Product Standards authority/powers beyond what the law prescribed (ultra vires) like issuing conditional Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) and allowing the conditional release of imports even before they are quality tested and sampled as required by law.