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The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman’s Own-Initiative Investigation into Personal Independence Payments

The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman’s Own-Initiative Investigation into Personal Independence Payments By Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) The publication of the own-initiative investigation by the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) into Personal Independence Payments (PIP) is the first such investigation anywhere in the UK. It is a matter of considerable importance. At present, … Continue reading

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance By Katie Boyle and Diana Camps (University of Stirling) The Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) manifests as an example of methodological research practice that is inherently flawed from the outset. We argue here that the review … Continue reading

UKAJI’s submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL)

UKAJI submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) By Lee Marsons, Maurice Sunkin and Theodore Konstadinides In July 2020, the Government launched an independent expert panel to review the law related to judicial review known as the ‘Independent Review of Administrative Law‘ or IRAL. The extended deadline for submissions to that panel is … Continue reading

The Perpetual Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

The Perpetual Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission By Lewis Graham (University of Cambridge) In its 2019 election manifesto, the Conservative party promised voters that it would set up the ineloquently named ‘Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission’ (CDRC) before the end of its first year in power. The proposal raised alarm bells in some quarters at … Continue reading

Reviewing Judicial Review: The constitutional importance of the Independent Review of Administrative Law 2020

Reviewing Judicial Review: The constitutional importance of the Independent Review of Administrative Law 2020 Theodore Konstadinides, Lee Marsons and Maurice Sunkin (University of Essex) Introduction Last year, the Government committed itself to establishing a Commission on the Constitution, Democracy and Rights, which would consider reform of the UK’s constitutional order, including judicial review and the … Continue reading