ISBN 9789987449507
Pages 280
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Administrative Law in Tanzania

A Digest of Cases

by B. D. Chipeta

Administrative law is the branch of law which deals with the individual versus governmental or administrative power. Therefore, the primary purpose of administrative law is to keep the power of government within its legal bounds, so as to protect the citizen against its abuse. In order to be as elaborative as possible, the volume covers high-profile and landmark cases in topical areas of constitutional and administrative law from colonial days to the present. Specifically, the volume covers the following areas:Procedure in applications for prerogative remedies; Constitutional principles and human rights; Natural Justice, discretion and fairness; Jurisdiction of courts and ouster of jurisdiction; Prerogative orders and alternative remedies; and The right to legal representation. The volume will prove to be a useful tool to students of law, lay persons, legislators as well as those working in the government machinery.

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About the Author

B. D. Chipeta

Hon. Buxton David Chipeta, was a Judge of the High Court of Tanzania for 26 years (1976 –2002) before retiring. Prior to that Hon. Chipeta served in various capacities in the judicial system in Tanzania in different districts. He also served on different important commissions of inquiry and on a number of Boards of Directors. He is author of Handbook for Public Prosecutors, 1979, A Magistrate’s Manual, 1988, Civil Procedure in Tanzania – A Student’s Manual, 2004 and Administrative Law in Tanzania – Cases and Materials. Justice Chipeta is currently practising as a legal consultant. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, and part-time Lecturer at Mzumbe University, Tumaini University, University of Dar es Salaam and the Law School.