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Book event – Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places (University of Liverpool, 29 January 2020)

Book event – Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places (University of Liverpool, 29 January 2020)

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‘Grenfell, Windrush, Hillsborough – these and other tragedies bring into sharp focus the necessary partnership of social rights and the actions of the state.’


Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool invites you to join a discussion marking the publication of Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places (Palgrave Macmillan), written by Nick O’Brien, Honorary Research Fellow in the Law School, and Margaret Doyle (University of Essex).


Discussant, Mick King, Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman for England.

Time and Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5-7pm, refreshments will be available.
A bit about the book….

Reimagining Administrative Justice reconnects everyday justice with social rights. It rediscovers human rights in the ‘small places’ of housing, education, health and social care, where administrative justice touches the citizen every day, and in doing so it reimagines administrative justice and expands its democratic reach. The institutions of everyday justice – ombuds, tribunals and mediation – rarely herald their role in human rights frameworks, and never very loudly. For the most part, human rights and administrative justice are ships that pass in the night. Drawing on design theory, the book proposes to remedy this alienation by replacing current orthodoxies, not least that of ‘user focus’, with more promising design principles of community, network and openness. Thus re-imagined, the future of both administrative justice and social rights is demosprudential, firmly rooted in making response to citizen grievance more democratic and embedding legal change in the broader culture.


Venue: School of Law and Social Justice Building, University of Liverpool.

Please register your attendance.

About UK Administrative Justice Institute

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we link research, practice & policy on administrative justice in the UK



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