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Algorithmic decision-making and human rights

By Vivian Ng ‘Man Vs. Machine’. ‘How algorithms rule the world’. ‘How algorithms rule our working lives’. ‘How Machines Learn to be Racist’. ‘Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?’ ‘Machine Bias’. ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’. ‘Code-Dependent’. These are some of the recent headlines about the age of artificial intelligence, that seem to […] … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, April 2017

UK Parliament The Justice Committee has published a report on the implications of Brexit for the justice system. The Committee welcomed the Government’s intention to maintain cooperation with the EU on criminal justice and recommended that it should also seek to replicate existing civil law measures as closely as possible. It further recommended that the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, March 2017

UK Parliament After suffering two defeats in the House of Lords on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, the Government now has the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. One of the amendments would have required the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2017

UK Parliament The “Brexit Bill” has completed its passage through the House of Commons. The Bill, which would give permission to the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, thus triggering the process of Britain’s exit from the EU, was passed unamended. Second reading in the House of Lords is scheduled to begin on 20 February. … Continue reading

Developing an approach for consideration of human rights in casework

How do you develop a human rights approach to investigating complaints about public services? Here Jenny Strinati, Investigation Manager for the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, explains the way her organisation is facing the challenge. By Jenny Strinati Background Having been a slightly blurred part of ombuds work for many years, the spotlight has now been firmly … Continue reading