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What’s new in administrative justice, March 2017

UK Parliament After suffering two defeats in the House of Lords on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, the Government now has the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. One of the amendments would have required the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and the … Continue reading

Administrative justice oversight must continue

This week sees the final meeting of the Administrative Justice Forum, which was established following the abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in 2013. The AJTC was abolished following a government consultation and an inquiry by the then Public Administration Select Committee. UKAJI takes this opportunity to set out some proposals for the … Continue reading

The Proactive Model of the Ombudsman: proposed reform in Wales

Richard Kirkham compares the reform of the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales with measures in England. This blog post first appeared on the Institute of Welsh Affairs blog, ‘Click on Wales‘, on 2 March 2017.   By Richard Kirkham Building on former innovations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill has been drafted with the intention … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2017

UK Parliament The “Brexit Bill” has completed its passage through the House of Commons. The Bill, which would give permission to the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, thus triggering the process of Britain’s exit from the EU, was passed unamended. Second reading in the House of Lords is scheduled to begin on 20 February. … Continue reading

Developing an approach for consideration of human rights in casework

How do you develop a human rights approach to investigating complaints about public services? Here Jenny Strinati, Investigation Manager for the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, explains the way her organisation is facing the challenge. By Jenny Strinati Background Having been a slightly blurred part of ombuds work for many years, the spotlight has now been firmly … Continue reading