Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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Administrative Courts

  • Sofia Amaral-GarciaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_578

Definition

Administrative courts are courts that specialize in and apply administrative law, a branch of public law that focuses on public administration. In other words, administrative courts adjudicate cases of litigation involving the state and private citizens (both individuals and corporations) and apply the law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. There is no homogeneous model for administrative courts across jurisdictions. Even if one considers a broad distinction of legal families, it is possible to find many distinct models. Every jurisdiction has a way of solving litigation with the state, independently of having a specialized administrative court.

Introduction

Administrative courts are courts that specialize in administrative law, a branch of public law that focuses on public administration. In other words, administrative courts adjudicate mainly cases of litigation involving the state (both institutions and public officials) and private...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Law and EconomicsETH ZurichZürichSwitzerland