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That which is done, given, or effected outside the course of regular judicial proceedings. Not founded upon, or unconnected with, the action of a court of law, as in extrajudicial evidence or an extrajudicial oath.

That which, though done in the course of regular judicial proceedings, is unnecessary to such proceedings, or interpolated, or beyond their scope, as in an extrajudicial opinion.

An extrajudicial statement is an out-of-court utterance, either written or oral. When offered into court as evidence, it is subject to the Hearsay rule and its exceptions.

An extrajudicial oath is one that is not taken during judicial proceedings but taken formally before a proper officer or magistrate, such as a Notary Public.


adj. referring to actions outside the judicial (court) system, such as an extralegal confession, which, if brought in as evidence, may be recognized by the judge during a trial.


outside the ordinary course of legal proceedings, hence an extrajudicial settlement is one reached outside of the court.

EXTRAJUDICIAL. That which does not belong to the judge or his jurisdiction, notwithstanding which he takes. cognizance of it. Extrajudicial judgments and acts are absolutely void. Vide Coram non judice, and Merl. Repert. mots Exces de Pouvoir.

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The rights group had earlier filed complaints to Callamard and Forst last year over allegations of extrajudicial killings linked to the government's counter-insurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan.
Notorious for extrajudicial killings, kidnappings for ransom, fake encounters and land-grabbing in Lahore, Boxer, who joined the Punjab Police as ASI on the quota reserved for sportsmen, fled to Dubai to avoid his arrest back in 2007.
Enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings being twins of a deepening curse, it was unthinkable for the PPP to support it in any form or manner, the spokesperson said, adding that the party's record in and out of the parliament was a testimony to it.
Now, ahead of general elections in the country, they believe, pressure will mount on Sharif brothers through courts as opposition parties, especially the PTI, are considering moving the court over extrajudicial killings in Punjab.
The PTI chief slammed Shehbaz for politicising police and said a number of extrajudicial killings occurred in his tenure as chief minister.
He was later charged for extrajudicial killing and corruption and was sacked from the police force.
Suspecting SSP Anwar's presence in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four police teams on Monday were sent to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (two to Punjab and two to K-P) for arresting the former SSP Malir Rao Anwar over the alleged extrajudicial killing of Naseemullah while the IGP Sindh has already sought assistance from intelligence agencies to arrest Anwar in connection with his alleged involvement in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud.
He (Arif) experienced extrajudicial kidnapping for a day, before being assassinated.
It is in this exchange of heated words that Roque raised Callamard's portfolio against her, saying first of all, she does not deserve to speak as an expert on extrajudicial killings.
Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, during a hearing conducted by the House panel on public order and safety on deaths involved in the anti-drugs campaign, said that effective immediately, hearings, investigations and reports on extrajudicial killings will instead use the term "death under investigation".
Whatever positions we have regarding the burial of Marcos and extrajudicial killings, we will convey directly to the President.
Meanwhile, the OIC's Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission in a statement said that the use of excessive force against innocent civilians, protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings, was deplorable and a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest and assembly and other fundamental human rights.

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