What is the difference between court and tribunal?

Courts

Tribunals

Courts are part of the traditional judicial system wherein the powers are derived from the State.

It is an agency created by Statute and invested with judicial powers.

Courts give Judgement, decree, conviction or acquittal

Tribunals give Awards

Judges of the courts are independent of the executive. 

Tenure, terms and conditions of the services of the members of tribunals are entirely in the hands of the executive.

Courts of law are bound by all rules of procedure and evidence.

Tribunals are bound by the principles of natural justice and not the civil procedure codes.

They deal with a variety of cases

They deal with Specific cases

 

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