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CAROA 2017: A Caribbean cocktail, stirred but not shaken, on the island of Bonaire

By Nick O’Brien As reported with anticipation in the Curacao Chronicle and other local media on 8 June 2017, the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) held its ninth biennial conference on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles the following week between 11-15 June 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘The Ombudsman – A … Continue reading

Review: ‘Being an Ombudsman in Higher Education: A Comparative Study’

By Anita Stuhmcke  Anita Stuhmcke of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) finds that recent research on the role of the ombud in higher education brings fresh insights and usefully pokes and prods at an international institution, and there is more to do in terms of future research. There are moments when the delivery of a scholarly work will … Continue reading

International workshop on measuring effective access to justice – an overview

  The following overview sets out a summary of a recent workshop on access to justice hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). It was held in Paris, at the OECD Conference Centre, on 3-4 November 2016. By Cris Coxon About the workshop The Open Society … Continue reading

Call for papers: Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World, W.G. Hart Legal Workshop 2017

Researchers are invited to participate in the 2017 W.G. Hart Legal Workshop at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, on 10-11 July, 2017. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 31 December 2016. The main aim of the workshop is to explore political, institutional, economic and cultural factors that influence (or have in the past … Continue reading

Do complainants trust ombuds? A new report captures users’ views

The user perspective is widely seen as an understudied aspect of administrative justice. A new report provides useful insights into one aspect of this: complainants’ expectations and experiences of ombud schemes, across public- and private-sector complaints. The report, by Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt, is the final report in her ESRC-funded project ‘Trusting the middle-man: Impact and … Continue reading