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Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters By Ben Baumberg Geiger (Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, and co-lead of the ‘Welfare at a (Social) Distance’ project on the benefits system during COVID-19) In a new report, we estimate that in July/August 2020, about half a … Continue reading

The ESRC Just Energy project

The ESRC Just Energy project By Chris Gill (University of Glasgow) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) This blog post summarises the findings of our ESRC-funded Just Energy project and outlines the main arguments in our forthcoming book on Access to Justice for Vulnerable Energy Consumers in Europe. Our starting point for this project, four … Continue reading

Building a human rights bridge out of poverty

Koldo Casla (School of Law, University of Essex) The practical realisation of social and economic rights, especially in the sphere of social security, housing, education and healthcare, is a critical dimension of administrative justice. These matters represent the dominant areas where most citizens will interact each day with public administration and where most disputes between … Continue reading

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance By Katie Boyle and Diana Camps (University of Stirling) The Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) manifests as an example of methodological research practice that is inherently flawed from the outset. We argue here that the review … Continue reading

Joe Tomlinson: A Review of Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places by Margaret Doyle and Nick O’Brien

Joe Tomlinson: A Review of Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places by Margaret Doyle and Nick O’Brien I disagree with a number of the claims advanced in Margaret Doyle and Nick O’Brien’s Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places. But, in so doing, I was forced to examine some of my most … Continue reading