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What’s new in administrative justice, September 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 7 September. The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have announced that they will work together on amendments to the Bill in order to protect devolved powers and responsibilities following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The … Continue reading

CAROA 2017: A Caribbean cocktail, stirred but not shaken, on the island of Bonaire

By Nick O’Brien As reported with anticipation in the Curacao Chronicle and other local media on 8 June 2017, the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) held its ninth biennial conference on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles the following week between 11-15 June 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘The Ombudsman – A … Continue reading

Tribunal fees are discriminatory and obstruct access to justice

The UK Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-awaited ruling on the legal challenge to the Coalition Government’s introduction of fees for taking an appeal to the employment tribunal. The appeal arose out of judicial review proceedings issued by the trade union UNISON and supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In a landmark ruling, … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, May 2017

UK Parliament Parliament was dissolved on 3 May prior to the General Election on 8 June. A number of Bills received Royal Assent before dissolution, including the Criminal Finances Bill and the Digital Economy Bill. The JCHR has published an interim report calling on the Government to bring forward legislation in the next Parliament to … Continue reading

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