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What’s new in administrative justice, July 2017

Parliament The Queen’s Speech took place on 21 June. Eight bills were announced to deal with the UK’s departure from the EU. As well as providing for the repeal and transposition of EU laws, the bills will implement policies on immigration, trade, customs, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries. Further legislative measures were announced, … Continue reading

Keeping the administrative justice system under review

Originally posted on Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System:
When the first major step was taken in the creation of what we would today recognise as a modern administrative justice system – the passing of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1958 – the Government of the day decided to create a statutory body –…

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

New comparative research: ‘Being an ombudsman in higher education’

In this comparative study, Rob Behrens reviews the lived experience of higher education ombuds in 18 countries. Having had unique access to the archives of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE), and drawing on a network-wide survey, he has produced a comprehensive account of European practitioners. Higher education ombudsmen operate from a … Continue reading

Conference announcement – Being complained about: What can we do to support public services employees?

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Queen Margaret University, and the University of Glasgow will be hosting a one day conference on the impact of complaints on the health, well being, and performance of public service employees who have been subject to a complaint. The conference will take place at Queen … Continue reading