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What’s new in administrative justice, December 2017

Parliament Note: Some Parliamentary items are included under subject-specific headings below. Committee stage debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill continues in the House of Commons. The Government has suffered its first defeat on the Bill on an amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve, which provides that ministers’ powers to implement the Brexit withdrawal agreement by order … Continue reading

Immigration administrative review: the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s second report

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) recently published his second report on the Home Office’s administrative review process. This blog provides some context for this report and also analyses its contents.  The new immigration administrative review process In recent years, government has reformed administrative redress processes. … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, May 2017

UK Parliament Parliament was dissolved on 3 May prior to the General Election on 8 June. A number of Bills received Royal Assent before dissolution, including the Criminal Finances Bill and the Digital Economy Bill. The JCHR has published an interim report calling on the Government to bring forward legislation in the next Parliament to … Continue reading

Immigration appeals and delays: On the verge of a crisis?

By Robert Thomas In this blog Robert Thomas considers delays in immigration appeals and available data. There have been some news stories over recent months about delays in immigration appeals. In December 2016, Meg Hillier MP, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said that the immigration appeals system was on the verge of a … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, November 2016

UK Parliament The Investigatory Powers Bill has entered its final stage and is now ping ponging between the Lords and the Commons. The Commons accepted the majority of the Lords amendments, which were tabled by the Government and were aimed at adding or strengthening safeguards. The Commons rejected amendments tabled by Baroness Hollins, with cross … Continue reading