Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

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What’s new in administrative justice, April 2017

UK Parliament The Justice Committee has published a report on the implications of Brexit for the justice system. The Committee welcomed the Government’s intention to maintain cooperation with the EU on criminal justice and recommended that it should also seek to replicate existing civil law measures as closely as possible. It further recommended that the … Continue reading

Developing an approach for consideration of human rights in casework

How do you develop a human rights approach to investigating complaints about public services? Here Jenny Strinati, Investigation Manager for the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, explains the way her organisation is facing the challenge. By Jenny Strinati Background Having been a slightly blurred part of ombuds work for many years, the spotlight has now been firmly … Continue reading

The implications of JR55 for administrative justice

  By Richard Kirkham and Brian Thompson Introduction The case of JR55 was the first occasion in which a decision of a public services ombudsman scheme in the UK had been heard in the Supreme Court. Unfortunately for the ombudsman sector, it did not go well. This post does not offer a full analysis of the … Continue reading

Ombuds and national human rights institutions: Still learning to speak the same language?

By Dr Nick O’Brien, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool Some reflections on an international conference in Belfast, 26-27 May 2016, on Human Rights: A 21st Century Approach to the Work of Ombudsmen The ombuds institution in the UK, ever since its reception in 1967, has been associated chiefly, in its public-sector form at least, … Continue reading

Human rights conference: A 21st-century approach to the work of ombudsmen

International human rights conference: 25-27 May 2016, Belfast The Offices of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) invite you to participate in an International Conference which will focus on sharing the features and benefits of a Human Rights based approach with a bespoke staff manual and … Continue reading