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A quasi-judicial body is an individual or organization which has powers resembling those of a court of law or judge and is able to remedy a situation or impose legal penalties on a person or organization.

Powers

Such bodies usually have powers of adjudication in such matters as:

breach of discipline
conduct rules
trust in the matters of money or otherwise.

Their powers are usually limited to a particular area of expertise, such as financial markets, employment law, public standards, immigration, or regulation.

Award and verdict

Awards and verdicts often depend on a pre-determined set of guidelines or punishment depending on the nature and gravity of the offence committed. Such punishment may be legally enforceable under the law of a country, it can be challenged in a court of law which is the final decisive authority.

List of quasi-judicial bodies

The following is a partial list of quasi-judicial bodies

Company Law Board
Philippines Commission on Elections
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
European Patent Office
Parades Commission
Planning Committee
Human Rights Committee
International Narcotics Control Board
Sheriffs Principal in Scotland
Ontarian committees of adjustment
Californian planning commissions
California Coastal Commission
Federal Aviation Administration
Election Commission of India

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