a kangaroo court

kangaroo court

An unofficial court or a court that disregards current laws and conducts unfair trials. People who live under oppressive regimes are often treated harshly by corrupt kangaroo courts that don't abide by the law.
See also: court, kangaroo

a kangaroo court

A kangaroo court is a court that is created quickly and is not official, and often not fair. All kinds of strange people appeared to testify in the kangaroo court which the newspapers had set up. I've been shot at, beaten up my military police, and sentenced to life imprisonment by a kangaroo court.
See also: court, kangaroo
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In an interview over DZMM, Alvarez gave this reaction to De Lima's calling the House of Representatives a kangaroo court for its planned congressional probe in aid of legislation on the drug trade at the national penitentiary when De Lima was justice secretary.
Hitting back at claims from Sir Philip that the committee acted as a "kangaroo court" against him, Mr Field told the BBC: "The idea that it is a kangaroo court, it is just displacement therapy for him - facing up to the evil that he has done in destroying BHS, workers' jobs, and pension fund liabilities, and a need now for him to do something about it, which is write that big cheque.
Hitting back at claims from Sir Philip that the committee acted as a "kangaroo court" against him, Mr Field said: "The idea that it is a kangaroo court, it is just displacement therapy for him - facing up to the evil that he has done in destroying BHS, workers' jobs, and pension fund liabilities, and a need now for him to do something about it, which is write that big cheque.
Patna: Police have arrested three persons after a kangaroo court in a village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand ordered rape for an attempt to rape in what is being believed to be the first such case in the region.
It is a kangaroo court and should not be held in secret.
Yes, this type of an unheardof- punishment recently awarded to a 20-year-old tribal girl for falling in love with a boy from a different caste was carried out on the order of a kangaroo court in Sabalpur village in West Bengal's Birbhum district.
The gang rape of the 20- year- old woman was allegedly ordered by a village head at a kangaroo court in Labhpur, about 200km from Kolkata, as punishment for an affair with a man from a different religion.
Unidentified location (Bihar), June 14 ( ANI ): Maoist insurgents have condoned two persons captured by them after trying them at a Kangaroo court at an undisclosed location.
If convicted of a serious crime in such a kangaroo court, these enemy combatants can then be executed.
What is less well understood is that it is generally a good idea to avoid telling a judge that he or she is presiding over a kangaroo court.
McDonald said: 'The appeal was the closest thing I've experienced to a kangaroo court.
We are convinced this is a kangaroo noise from a kangaroo prime minister who is frustrated the international community has refused to be used as a kangaroo court against Zimbabwe,' Mr Moyo said, referring to the Australian as 'coward Howard'.
On July 27, the day Nieves was convicted of four counts of first- degree murder, Waco wore a necktie covered with kangaroos - symbolic mockery of what he perceived to be a kangaroo court.
Section 201 of our trade law is the victim's rights clause that provides that relief," he added, "and the WTO's consistent rulings against emergency safeguard measures demonstrates that the Dispute Settlement Process is nothing but a kangaroo court.
Bruce said: "It's like a kangaroo court - we don't know who sits on it or who is accountable for it.