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UKAJI call for blogs on the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR)

UKAJI call for blogs on the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR)

On 13 January 2021, the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) launched its call for evidence. Due to close on 3 March 2021, the Review focuses on two themes: the relationship between domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights, and the impact of the HRA on the relationship between the judiciary, the executive and the legislature. Given the importance of this Review for the future protection of human rights in the UK, today UKAJI intends to launch a call for blogs on the IHRAR.

In light of UKAJI’s focus on administrative justice – which we define here – we ask respondents particularly to focus on the impact (or lack thereof) that the IHRAR may have on administrative justice issues. This may include but would not be limited to:

  • The impact of the HRA on ombuds decision-making;
  • The impact of the HRA on initial decision-making by public bodies;
  • The impact of the HRA on institutional culture and practice in public bodies;
  • The impact of the HRA on internal reviews and mandatory reconsideration within public bodies;
  • The impact of the HRA on the tribunals system;
  • The impact of the HRA on the delivery of public services, including in health, education, social care, social security, and housing;
  • The impact of the HRA on the protection of socio-economic rights;
  • The impact of the HRA on how public bodies deal with, and respond to, complaints; and
  • The impact of the HRA in comparison to the common law in dealing with all of the above issues.

This is an ongoing call for blogs until the IHRAR completes its work and respondents should send queries or blogs to Lee Marsons at lm17598@essex.ac.uk.

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