In Mauritius, the Judiciary is vested with all the powers to administer justice. In line with the constitution which makes provision for an independent judiciary based on the concept of the separation of powers, the judiciary in Mauritius is independent of the other two organisms of the State – the Executive and the Legislature. The independence of the judiciary empowers the courts to uphold the rule of law and to act as guardians of the fundamental rights of the citizens entrenched in the constitution. The Chief Justice is the head of the judiciary. The Courts exercising jurisdiction in Mauritius are: The Supreme Court, The Intermediate Court, The Industrial Court, The District Courts and The Court of Rodrigues.