The Judiciary is the arm of government vested with the authority to interpret the laws of the land in a given state. The judiciary punishes offenders.
It is also a system of courts organized differently in different countries to interpret the laws of the land and adjudicate cases between citizens themselves and also between citizens and government.
Functions and Relevance of the Judiciary
1. Interpretation of laws to avoid ambiguity.
2. Administers punishment to offenders of the law.
3. Interprets the constitution and also ensures compliance with its provisions.
4. Adjudicates civil disputes of both the executive and legislature through its power of judicial review.
5. Checks the excesses of both the executive and legislature through its power of judicial review.
6. Safeguards the rights and liberties of citizens.
7. They are the custodian of the country’s statutory back arid as such serves as the last hope of the common
8. They also receive and determine electoral petitions.”