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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

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

What’s new in administrative justice, June 2017

Government and Parliament Following the outcome of the General Election on 8 June, the Queen’s Speech has been delayed until 21 June to enable the formation of an agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP. In a Cabinet reshuffle, Liz Truss has been replaced by David Lidington as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord … Continue reading

Book Review: The new regulatory framework for consumer dispute resolution

By Richard Thomas This is an ambitious book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which followed an ambitious conference held at Leicester University in 2015 which reviewed the substance and impact of ambitious EU legislation adopted in 2013. In short, Professor Pablo Cortes and more than 20 contributors examine the content and background to the new … Continue reading