Roles of the three arms of government as envisaged in the doctrine of separation of powers

Describe the three roles of the arms of the government as envisaged in the doctrine of separation of powers

Roles of the three arms of government as envisaged in the doctrine of separation of powers

Legislature

  • Enacts laws
  • Approves budgetary proposal by the executive.
  • Controls the activities of the executive through questions and answers sessions in

Executive: –

  • Management and administration of the affairs of the state.
  • Makes delegated legislation.
  • Controls the calendar of the parliament.
  • Appoints judicial officers e.g. judges

Judiciary

  • Enforces the law and punishes the law breakers.
  • Interprets the law.
  • Makes case law and judicial legislation.
  • Controls the executive legislature to ensure that they do not exceed their powers.



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