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New Research Report: Public Administration and Justice in Wales – Social Housing and Homelessness

New Research Report: Public Administration and Justice in Wales – Social Housing and Homelessness Dr Sarah Nason and Ann Sherlock (Bangor University), Dr Helen Taylor (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Dr Huw Pritchard (Cardiff University Wales Governance Centre)     Although ‘justice’ (understood as courts, police, prisons, probation etc) is not devolved to Wales, significant aspects of … Continue reading

Public law values in times of lockdown: lessons from the Belgian case

Public law values in times of lockdown: lessons from the Belgian case   By Emmanuel Slautsky (Université libre de Bruxelles)   For the past weeks, national and international news has been dominated by a single topic: a large part of the world is affected by the pandemic of the infectious disease COVID-19, which is due … Continue reading

Online hearings and the quality of justice

Online hearings and the quality of justice By Johnny Tan (LLB student, LSE)   In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has increased the use of audio and video technology to maintain the functioning of the justice system. However, whether such measures can adequately replace face-to-face hearings and how … Continue reading

Germany – a federal executive power grab?

Germany – a federal executive power grab? By Stefan Theil (Bonavero Institute of Human Rights)   The German Infectious Diseases Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz – IDPA) is the primary federal statute regulating the fight against covid-19 in Germany. The Act has been recently amended to provide the federal government with a greater role in enforcement and … Continue reading

Jumping in with both feet?

Jumping in with Both Feet? By David Whalley (retired mechanical engineer)   If the layperson wanted an interesting administrative and public law perspective on the new legislation regarding the UK shutdown, the UKAJI  April 3rd blog, ‘ Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State’ (here) would hit the spot.  The full implications of the recently introduced Covid … Continue reading