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What’s new in administrative justice, September 2016

Parliament The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report on the Government’s proposals for a Counter-Extremism Bill. The Committee cautioned against introducing further legislation in this area, suggesting that the Government should instead use the existing extensive legal framework for dealing with people who promote violence. Advocate General Saugmansagard Øe of the Court … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, July 2016

Parliament The House of Commons has debated the issue of courts and tribunals fees. The debate followed publication by the Justice Committee of a report looking at the impact of recent changes. The Committee concluded that it is not objectionable in principle for users of the courts to pay a contribution towards operating costs, but … Continue reading

Seminar on initial decision-making, internal review and administrative justice

Mandatory reconsideration is something of a hybrid feature of administrative justice. In terms of design, this is obvious. It is a form of redress in one sense, but it is also a form of primary decision-making in another. By Robert Thomas and Joseph Tomlinson, School of Law, University of Manchester We recently held a joint UKAJI/University … Continue reading

COMMENT: Handling of complaints by immigration detainees needs urgent overhaul

Handling of complaints by immigration detainees needs urgent overhaul, according to Medical Justice and Lord Ramsbotham, writes Margaret Doyle.  On 24 November 2014, Lord Ramsbotham wrote to the Home Secretary urging her to initiate an urgent review of the handling and investigation of complaints made by immigration detainees. His letter followed a conference at the House … Continue reading