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Contracting out and administrative justice

Contracting out and administrative justice Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) Much of the thinking and debate about administrative justice concerns the need for government to make good quality original decisions and to get things right first time. If only administrative officials could become better at making decisions and learning from their errors, then the range … Continue reading

Judicial review and Covid-19: reflections on the role of crowdfunding

Judicial review and Covid-19: reflections on the role of crowdfunding Sam Guy – MA Social Research student and incoming ESRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of York   The Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been subject to significant numbers of judicial review challenges, many of which have been financed using crowdfunding. These cases, … Continue reading

Accountability and improvement in the ombuds sector: the role of peer review

Accountability and improvement in the ombuds sector: the role of peer review By Chris Gill (University of Glasgow)   On Monday 23 September 2019, the International Ombudsman Institute and the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman hosted a seminar aimed at developing best practice in the use of peer review by ombuds offices. In this post, … Continue reading

Improving legal participation: what is legal participation?

Improving legal participation: what is legal participation?    By Grainne McKeever (University of Ulster)   Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to a fair trial recognises the importance of individual citizens being able to participate effectively in the legal resolution of their disputes. The core value of participation is … Continue reading

Research proposal from PHSOtheFacts

Research proposal from PHSOtheFacts   By Della Reynolds (PHSOtheFacts) The following is a proposal for academic research drafted by Della Reynolds from the PHSO user organisation, PHSOtheFacts. Researchers interested in participating in the study, refining or developing the proposal, or who have suggestions for funding, are advised to contact Della on phso-thefacts@outlook.com.   PHSOtheFACTS is … Continue reading