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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

The Proactive Model of the Ombudsman: proposed reform in Wales

Richard Kirkham compares the reform of the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales with measures in England. This blog post first appeared on the Institute of Welsh Affairs blog, ‘Click on Wales‘, on 2 March 2017.   By Richard Kirkham Building on former innovations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill has been drafted with the intention … Continue reading

Conference: Comparative public law in Europe – Opportunities and Challenges

You are warmly invited to the conference “Comparative public law in Europe – Opportunities and Challenges”, organised at the British Academy (10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH) on 24th March 2017 (from 8:45am to 17:30pm). The conference is organised by the Essex School of Law and financially supported by a British Academy … Continue reading

International workshop on measuring effective access to justice – an overview

  The following overview sets out a summary of a recent workshop on access to justice hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). It was held in Paris, at the OECD Conference Centre, on 3-4 November 2016. By Cris Coxon About the workshop The Open Society … Continue reading

Child Participation at Special Educational Needs Tribunals

By Orla Drummond Research on special educational needs (SEN) tribunal appeals has identified a number of barriers to the participation of children and young people and made recommendations for increasing access to justice and for enabling child participation. In this post, Dr Orla Drummond reports on the findings. Details of her project appear in a research profile as part … Continue reading