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What’s new in administrative justice, September 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 7 September. The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have announced that they will work together on amendments to the Bill in order to protect devolved powers and responsibilities following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The … Continue reading

New research: Kafkaesque and demoralising: how online critics perceive the UK’s public service ombuds

This post gives an overview of a recent study of ‘ombuds watchers’ and their online criticism of the public service ombud schemes, including the PHSO, LGO and SPSO. The researchers, Chris Gill (University of Glasgow) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster), have published a paper about the research: ‘The ‘Ombuds Watchers’: Collective Dissent and Legal … Continue reading

Job opportunity in dispute resolution

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, is seeking a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Dispute Resolution. The closing date is 15 September 2017. See here for a full description and information on applying. Queen Margaret University’s Division of Business, Enterprise and Management is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Dispute Resolution to help its Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre … Continue reading

CAROA 2017: A Caribbean cocktail, stirred but not shaken, on the island of Bonaire

By Nick O’Brien As reported with anticipation in the Curacao Chronicle and other local media on 8 June 2017, the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) held its ninth biennial conference on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles the following week between 11-15 June 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘The Ombudsman – A … Continue reading

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