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Joint Committee on Human Rights highlights systemic failure in its report on Windrush detention

  Today the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes a damning report on the Home Office’s treatment of two members of the Windrush generation who were wrongfully detained and whose cases reflect, in the views of the Committee, what was ‘in all likelihood a systemic failure’. By Margaret Doyle The Joint Committee on … Continue reading

Seminar report: Complaints about public services – where next for the ombud?

Reform of public-sector ombuds was the focus of a seminar on 5 February 2018, co-hosted by JUSTICE, the Ombudsman Association, and UKAJI. It was attended by more than 50 practitioners, law makers, researchers and policy makers and generated a lively discussion about the reform of the public-sector ombud. Below are some background context and a … Continue reading

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

What’s new in administrative justice, November 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has begun its Committee stage in the House of Commons. The government has given assurances that parliament will be given a vote on whether or not to accept the deal agreed upon. However, in the event that parliament does not approve the deal, the UK will exit the EU nonetheless. … Continue reading

Mandatory reconsideration: Inadequate by design

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry into how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for … Continue reading