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Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part II – Emerging Trends)

Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part II – Emerging Trends) By Joe Tomlinson   In a previous post in this series, I introduced a framework for understanding trends in law and administration during the Brexit process. That framework had three parts: internal organisation issues; external coordination issues; and substantive legal issues. In this … Continue reading

Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part I – A Framework)

By Joe Tomlinson   Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part I – A Framework)   In this series of three blog posts, initially prepared as an informal discussion paper for a Bonavero Institute of Human Rights seminar, I consider the relationship between Brexit, administration, and law. Each of these topics are vast. When … Continue reading

Book review: Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice

By Naomi Creutzfeldt In this blog post, Naomi Creutzfeldt reviews a new book by Zach Richards, Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice (Routledge 2019). In his recent book, Zach Richards presents a theory of administrative justice for the 21st century: responsive legality. He argues that ‘responsive legality is the new justifying logic of twenty-first-century administrative … Continue reading

Joint Committee on Human Rights highlights systemic failure in its report on Windrush detention

  Today the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes a damning report on the Home Office’s treatment of two members of the Windrush generation who were wrongfully detained and whose cases reflect, in the views of the Committee, what was ‘in all likelihood a systemic failure’. By Margaret Doyle The Joint Committee on … Continue reading

Justice as Fairness: Observations of Asylum Appeals

In this blog post. Lauren Cooper discusses her research on agency and fairness in the asylum process and the strategies used by asylum seekers, based on ethnographic observations of tribunal hearings. By Lauren Cooper Justice. Everyone recognises the word, yet the meaning is often contested. Dictionary definitions indicate ‘fairness’ and ‘reasonableness’, but it is rarely … Continue reading