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Book review: Ombudsmen and ADR: A Comparative Study of Informal Justice in Europe

By Nick O’Brien Nick O’Brien reviews a new book by Naomi Creutzfeldt on her study exploring national differences in complainants’ levels of trust in ombuds. In her timely new book, Ombudsmen and ADR: A Comparative Study of Informal Justice in Europe, Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) shows that ‘the relationships people have with the informal … Continue reading

Call for papers: Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law

By Carol Harlow The International Society of Public Law (ICON.S) has recently opened an initiative to gain a higher profile for administrative law within the relatively new organisation. In connection with this, a group headed by Joana Mendes, Professor of Comparative Administrative Law in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of … Continue reading

Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

  By Sarah Nason The 15th September 2017 saw publication of Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives (University of Wales Press) (AJWCP). Publication coincided with the Legal Wales Conference at which The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales praised the achievements of the Legal Wales movement over … Continue reading

Review: ‘Being an Ombudsman in Higher Education: A Comparative Study’

By Anita Stuhmcke  Anita Stuhmcke of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) finds that recent research on the role of the ombud in higher education brings fresh insights and usefully pokes and prods at an international institution, and there is more to do in terms of future research. There are moments when the delivery of a scholarly work will … Continue reading

New comparative research: ‘Being an ombudsman in higher education’

In this comparative study, Rob Behrens reviews the lived experience of higher education ombuds in 18 countries. Having had unique access to the archives of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE), and drawing on a network-wide survey, he has produced a comprehensive account of European practitioners. Higher education ombudsmen operate from a … Continue reading