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Windrush – what are the administrative justice dimensions?

‘You would be surprised how often the just society, the good life, human happiness, call it what you will, is pushed out of our reach, not by the malevolence of some people, usually referred to as ” they,” who are consciously depriving us of it, or by the inertia of those to whom we entrust … Continue reading

An example of how administrative justice design considerations apply across the justice system

Transparency, accountability and the role of internal review – key administrative justice design considerations – feature in proposed changes to the way the Parole Board makes decisions. The Worboys case, heard in the High Court on 13-14 March 2018, is the first time a victim has challenged a Parole Board decision. Two victims of the … Continue reading

Opportunity – researching administrative procedures and guidelines

Expressions of interest are sought from experts in administrative law to gather data for the Protego (Procedural Tools for Effective Governance) project, which is an advanced project funded by the European Research Council – more on the project and team is available here. The commission is a temporary assignment that requires technical expertise in one … Continue reading

New research: Rule of law and access to justice concerns in immigration detention

  New research uses the concepts of the rule of law and access to justice to investigate the situation of people in immigration detention in the UK. Each year some 30,000 people with immigration status issues spend varying lengths of time in the nine dedicated ‘Immigration Removal Centres’ around the country. The UK, which has … Continue reading

New journal article published: Mapping current issues in administrative justice: austerity and the ‘more bureaucratic rationality’ approach

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson We have published a new paper in the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law entitled “Mapping current issues in administrative justice: austerity and the ‘more bureaucratic rationality’ approach”. The paper draws upon our ESRC-funded policy seminar on administrative justice decisions, reviews, and appeals. The abstract of the paper is … Continue reading