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New publication – Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places (Doyle & O’Brien, 2019)

‘Grenfell, Windrush, Hillsborough – these and other tragedies bring into sharp focus the necessary partnership of social rights and the actions of the state.’      Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places reconnects everyday justice with social rights. It rediscovers human rights in the ‘small places’ of housing, education, health and social care, where … Continue reading

Accountability and improvement in the ombuds sector: the role of peer review

Accountability and improvement in the ombuds sector: the role of peer review By Chris Gill (University of Glasgow)   On Monday 23 September 2019, the International Ombudsman Institute and the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman hosted a seminar aimed at developing best practice in the use of peer review by ombuds offices. In this post, … Continue reading

Reform of the administrative justice system: a plea for change and a research agenda

Reform of the administrative justice system: a plea for change and a research agenda   By Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) (L) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) (R)       This post is a response to recent overlapping speeches given by the Senior President of Tribunals (SPT), Sir Ernest Ryder, with a particular … Continue reading

Book review: Research Handbook on the Ombudsman (Hertogh & Kirkham, 2018).

Research Handbook on The Ombudsman, Marc Hertogh and Richard Kirkham (eds) (Elgar 2018) ISBN 978 1 78643 124 0 (cased) 978 1 78643 125 7 (eBook), pp 536 plus i-xiii.   By Maurice Sunkin (University of Essex)   This volume is one of a series of research handbooks that seeks to provide state – of … Continue reading

Research proposal from PHSOtheFacts

Research proposal from PHSOtheFacts   By Della Reynolds (PHSOtheFacts) The following is a proposal for academic research drafted by Della Reynolds from the PHSO user organisation, PHSOtheFacts. Researchers interested in participating in the study, refining or developing the proposal, or who have suggestions for funding, are advised to contact Della on phso-thefacts@outlook.com.   PHSOtheFACTS is … Continue reading