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Opportunity – researching administrative procedures and guidelines

Expressions of interest are sought from experts in administrative law to gather data for the Protego (Procedural Tools for Effective Governance) project, which is an advanced project funded by the European Research Council – more on the project and team is available here. The commission is a temporary assignment that requires technical expertise in one … Continue reading

The 2017 election manifestos and the constitution

Originally posted on The Constitution Unit Blog:
Over the past two weeks the political parties have published their manifestos for the snap general election. In this post Chris Caden and Fionnuala Ní Mhuilleoir summarise the constitutional content, covering proposals relating to Brexit, the possibility of a constitutional convention, devolution, House of Lords reform, electoral reform,…

What’s new in administrative justice, May 2016

Parliament The Government accepted an amendment to the Immigration Bill tabled by Lord Dubs that would permit the resettlement of some unaccompanied children from Europe. The Bill received Royal Assent on 12 May and is now the Immigration Act 2016. Among other changes, the Act will extend the Government’s ‘deport first, appeal later’ power to … Continue reading

Disruptive or beneficial? Freedom of information in the UK

Originally posted on The Constitution Unit Blog:
On 1 March, to some surprise, the Burns Commission concluded that the Freedom of Information Act was ‘generally working well’. Ben Worthy and Robert Hazell explain how the Commission came to this unexpected result and, drawing on the results three major research projects, argue that since it came…