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Live research projects – latest update November 2017!

As part of our work to develop a network of researchers working in administrative justice, today we launch an updated version of the UKAJI Live Research Projects database, alongside a number of new profiles of projects listed in the database.  An organic resource The register is an organic resource, and we are well aware that work … Continue reading

An initial commentary on the draft public services ombuds bill

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, … Continue reading

Child Participation at Special Educational Needs Tribunals

By Orla Drummond Research on special educational needs (SEN) tribunal appeals has identified a number of barriers to the participation of children and young people and made recommendations for increasing access to justice and for enabling child participation. In this post, Dr Orla Drummond reports on the findings. Details of her project appear in a research profile as part … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, October 2016

Parliament The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on the Ministry of Justice’s reforms to the probation system, aimed at reducing reoffending. The report expressed concerns about a lack of progress with the reforms. The new Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss has given evidence to the Justice Committee. She confirmed that the … Continue reading

Conference announcement – Litigating for social change

Litigating for Social Change Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 October 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland This international conference will bring together NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics and funders to reflect on how strategic litigation can transform lives and enable people and communities to realise their rights. The conference will explore: lessons learnt to date how strategic … Continue reading