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New publication – Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places (Doyle & O’Brien, 2019)

‘Grenfell, Windrush, Hillsborough – these and other tragedies bring into sharp focus the necessary partnership of social rights and the actions of the state.’      Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places reconnects everyday justice with social rights. It rediscovers human rights in the ‘small places’ of housing, education, health and social care, where … 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

Lowering or raising the language barrier? Reflections on interpretation, translation and the digitalisation of immigration tribunals.

Lowering or raising the language barrier? Reflections on interpretation, translation and the digitalisation of immigration tribunals.   By Sarah Craig (University of Glasgow)   Providing an interpreter addresses individuals’ access to justice rights, and it also promotes accountable decisions, based on appropriately translated information.[i]  But interpreting in justice settings is not straightforward, and digitalisation adds … Continue reading

Quick and uneasy justice: an administrative justice analysis of the EU Settlement Scheme

Quick and uneasy justice: an administrative justice analysis of the EU Settlement Scheme   Joe Tomlinson     In the fraught context of Brexit, the need to register EU citizens already resident in the UK presented a major conundrum of policy, law, and administration. The answer that has been offered by the government is the … Continue reading

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection   By Jaime Lindsey (University of Essex)   It is important that people are involved in decisions which directly affect their lives. Research has shown many benefits of participation in decision-making processes ranging from improving the quality of the … Continue reading