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A reflection on the participation of decision-makers in administrative justice research

By Michelle Waite Decisions made by those working in administrative justice systems are often in the news, especially in the context of sickness and disability benefits. In a recent Twitter exchange I expressed the view that in order to fully understand any administrative justice system it is essential that decision-makers are included in administrative justice … Continue reading

What do we know about the role of young people in SEND dispute resolution? A research overview: Part 1

By Margaret Doyle This post is in two parts: Part 1, published here, sets out what we know from research about young people’s involvement in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) dispute resolution; Part 2 will follow and explore what we know about involving young people with SEN in research and what research gaps exist. … Continue reading

Social rights are finally entering the political mainstream – but they’re also in jeopardy

Political leaders, trade unions, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organisations and the public at large are beginning to grasp the transformative potential of social rights. But this progress is in danger. 630 more words via Social rights are finally entering the political mainstream – but they’re also in jeopardy — Left Foot Forward

Seminar report: Complaints about public services – where next for the ombud?

Reform of public-sector ombuds was the focus of a seminar on 5 February 2018, co-hosted by JUSTICE, the Ombudsman Association, and UKAJI. It was attended by more than 50 practitioners, law makers, researchers and policy makers and generated a lively discussion about the reform of the public-sector ombud. Below are some background context and a … Continue reading

Expressions of interest for applications for ESRC or Carnegie PhD studentships

The University of Glasgow is seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD candidates interested in applying for an ESRC or Carnegie studentship to conduct research on specific aspects of the work and role of ombuds, including human rights, decision-making and digitalisation. The University of Glasgow invites expressions of interest from potential PhD candidates interested in applying … Continue reading