Administrative Law – Questions and Answers

Subject Title: Introduction to Law and Governance Revision Kit

TOPIC: Administrative law

QUESTION
April 2023 Question Seven A
Explain the term “Administrative Law”. (2 marks)

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December 2022 Question One B(ii)
Describe TWO rules of statutory interpretation. (4 marks)

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December 2022 Question Seven C
Explain FOUR remedies in administrative law. (8 marks)

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August 2022 Question Five C
Explain four ways in which the independence of the judiciary could be achieved. (4 marks)

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April 2022 Question Seven B
With reference to administrative law:
(i) State six principles of natural justice. (6 marks)
(ii) Highlight three principles that will guide the Court in determining the presence of bias in the decision of an administrative body. (6 marks)

QUESTION
December 2021 Question One D
Highlight five purposes of the writ of habeas corpus. (5 marks)

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December 2021 Pilot Paper Question One B
Discuss the circumstances under which the writ of mandamus could be issued by courts. (5 marks)

QUESTION 8
December 2021 Pilot Paper Question Four B
Discuss four methods used to control delegated legislation. (8 marks)

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August 2021 Question One C
Discuss three criticisms that have been levelled against delegated legislation. (6 marks)

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August 2021 Question Three A
Discuss five ways through which the independence of the judiciary might be achieved in your country. (5 marks)

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August 2021 Question Seven B
Describe four functions of the judiciary in your country. (8 marks)

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May 2021 question One B
In the context of administrative law, highlight six rights that the administrator might accord any person against whom administrative action is to be taken. (6 marks)

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November 2019 Question One B
With specific reference to administrative law:
i. Distinguish between “substantive ultra vires” and “procedural ultra vires”. (4 marks)
ii. Discuss four ways in which the independence of the Judiciary is promoted. (4 marks)

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November 2018 Question One C
List six instances when a court might review an administrative action. (6 marks)

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May 2018 Question Two B
With regard to the doctrine of separation of powers, state four functions of the executive. (4 marks)

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November 2017 Question Four B
With regard to administrative law:
(i) Explain the term “separation of powers”. (2 marks)
(ii) Summarise three grounds upon which courts might interfere with the decisions of an administrative body. (6 marks)

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May 2017 Question Five B
Explain three advantages of the doctrine of separation of powers (6 marks)

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November 2016 Question One A
Explain three rules courts apply in the interpretation of statutes. (6 marks)

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November 2016 Question One C
With reference to natural justice, highlight eight rights of an accused person in criminal proceedings. (8 marks)

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November 2015 Question Three B and C
(a) Explain two ways in which independence of the judiciary is attained. (4 marks)
(b) Describe the role of the three arms of government as envisaged in the doctrine of separation of powers. (6 marks)

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Pilot paper 2015 Question One C
Explain the doctrine of independence of the judiciary. (6 marks)

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Pilot paper 2015 Question Two A
Highlight four principles that guide the courts in exercising judicial authority. (8 marks)

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Pilot paper 2015 Question Five C
State four remedies that might be granted by the High Court in the enforcement of the fundamental rights and freedoms of an individual. (4 marks)

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