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Administrative Law

Administrative law is one of the two branches of public law, the other being constitutional law. Whereas the latter is the highest law of any country and is concerned with the composition and construction of the machinery of the government, the former studies the organisation, powers and duties of administrative authorities, rules, regulations and procedures, etc., for the smooth running of administrative machinery. According to Sir Ivor Jennings (1971: 217), ‘Administrative law is the law relating to the administration. It determines the organisation, powers and duties of administrative authorities.’1 F. J. Goodnow broadened the definition to encompass, ‘that part of the public law which fixes the organisation and determines ...

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