Officially, the international tribunal for the prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991 (ICTY). The tribunal was established pursuant to United Nations Resolution 808. It consists of judicial chambers, a prosecutor and a registry. It is the first body established for such purposes since Nuremberg.
An officially recognised and regularly held council of the Enlightened Brethren of the Order of the Shekir, as well as the specific geographic area over which these council meetings hold sway. Each tribunal holds council every seven years, settling disputes between mages and chantries, and dealing with other pressing business.
Tribunals are an important part of the judicial system, but function outside of courtrooms. There are almost 100 different tribunals in England and Wales, each dedicated to a specific area - from pensions appeals to asylum and VAT matters. It is an extremely diverse system - the largest tribunal hears over 300,000 cases a year, while some rarely sit. Some are based on a presidential structure, while some are regional; some panels are legally qualified, some are not. Some tribunals are very formal, with legal representation common, but many are not.
A court of justice; a judicial assembly; a person or group of persons appointed to hear or make decisions with respect to matters coming before them. The Tribunal can be judicial, quasi-judicial, or purely administrative.
A group of people consisting of a chairman (normally solicitor/barrister) and others who exercise a judicial function to determine matters related to specific interests, eg VAT Tribunal - appeals against the amount of duty levied by Customs and Excise Lands Tribunal - appeals against the valuation of land
A tribunal is a generic term for any body acting judicially, whether or not it is called a tribunal in its title. For example, an advocate appearing before a Court on which a single Judge was sitting could describe that judge as 'their tribunal'.
In the Guardians of Time Trilogy, the Tribunal is the governing body of the Guard. They are responsible for initiating new members into the Guard, deciding on important issues, and rendering judgements cases such as power abuse, etc.
one or more persons, whether or not incorporated and however described, upon which a statutory power of decision is conferred or under a statute. The Mining and Lands Commissioner is an example of a tribunal.
An independent body that can review certain decisions made by government agencies. It is not a court but has the power to make decisions about matters. The Children Services Tribunal looks at certain reviewable decisions made by the Department of Child Safety, the Department of Communities and the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.