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SEND reforms: Mandatory mediation in administrative justice

SEND reforms: Mandatory mediation in administrative justice The newly published and long-awaited SEND Green Paper proposes ‘strengthening redress’, including making mediation mandatory in appeals of local authority decisions on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This post explores why this proposal should be a concern to all those involved in administrative justice. Background Special educational … Continue reading

New report: Poverty and social rights in Essex

New report: Poverty and social rights in Essex By Lyle Barker and Koldo Casla (University of Essex, Human Rights Centre) This blog is a re-post of a piece that initially appeared on the Essex Human Rights Centre blog, available here. The blog is reposted with permission and thanks. Our new report published today, documents the … Continue reading

Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems

Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems By Tatiana Kazim, Public Law Project and Equal Education Law Centre (South Africa) Governments around the world are embracing automated decision making (ADM). The potential benefits are well-rehearsed: faster, cheaper, more accurate, more consistent decision-making. Equally, the dangers posed by government ADM systems have been exposed by several high-profile scandals … Continue reading

State pension underpayments and the payment of interest

Robert Thomas, University of Manchester Should people underpaid their state pensions receive not just arrears for those underpayments, but also the interest on them in order to make up for inflation? The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) thinks not, but the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) thinks they should. The recent Parliamentary and Health Service … Continue reading

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield) The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Age Appropriate Design Code is a collection of 15 principles to set expectations of how children’s personal data should be processed in order to be compliant with UK data protection law. Its … Continue reading