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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

Conference reminder!

Bangor Law School is hosting a major international conference on administrative justice with a Welsh flavour – Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives. There will be speakers from across Wales, the UK, Europe and Australia. The conference will take place at Bangor’s Reichel Hall on Thursday 10th September, 9am – 5:30pm. Further information and … Continue reading

Comment from Australia: Australian Government Scraps Peak Administrative Law Advisory Body

By Janina Boughey and Greg Weeks. This post was originally published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog and is re-posted with permission. After the problems the Australian Government encountered in passing many of its 2014-15 budget measures through the Senate, Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, promised that the 2015-16 budget would be ‘dull and routine’. It is unlikely … Continue reading