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Administrative law and the digital welfare state in the UK and Australia

Administrative law and the digital welfare state in the UK and Australia Jack Maxwell (Research Fellow in Public Law and Technology, Public Law Project)   Technology plays a central role in the modern welfare state. Governments are increasingly using technology to confirm identities, assess eligibility, calculate and make payments, and detect fraud. This new mode … Continue reading

Public law values in times of lockdown: lessons from the Belgian case

Public law values in times of lockdown: lessons from the Belgian case   By Emmanuel Slautsky (Université libre de Bruxelles)   For the past weeks, national and international news has been dominated by a single topic: a large part of the world is affected by the pandemic of the infectious disease COVID-19, which is due … Continue reading

Germany – a federal executive power grab?

Germany – a federal executive power grab? By Stefan Theil (Bonavero Institute of Human Rights)   The German Infectious Diseases Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz – IDPA) is the primary federal statute regulating the fight against covid-19 in Germany. The Act has been recently amended to provide the federal government with a greater role in enforcement and … Continue reading

A proposal for an Ombud for Future Generations

The Ombud’s role in environmental governance and sustainable development at national and international level: the protection of future generations By Vassiliki  Vretou  In this post, Vassiliki Vretou discusses her new book, which deals with the Institution of the Ombud and its role in protecting environmental rights, including those of children and future generations. She makes … Continue reading

Public inquiries in Japan: Inquiries into the Fukushima nuclear disaster from a UK law perspective

Public inquiries in Japan: Inquiries into the Fukushima nuclear disaster from a UK law perspective. By Hideo Horasawa (Nanzan University and University of Essex)     It has already been more than eight years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster which was started by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 … Continue reading