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Administrative Justice


Richard Kirkham

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

Administrative justice is a broad topic that captures traditional administrative law concerns, such as judicial review and tribunals, alongside the whole range of complaints mechanisms that have evolved in recent years, such as the ombudsman and ombudsman-like complaint handlers, adjudicators, commissioners and a whole variety of internal complaint mechanisms. Administrative justice also captures the concept of ‘getting decisions right’ in the first place and the stream welcomes research on primary decision-makers as well as dispute resolution procedures. The stream also is happy to receive papers on regulators responsible for promoting administrative justice.
The Administrative Justice stream welcomes papers from a broad array of perspectives, including empirical, theoretical or legal examinations of different areas of the administrative justice system, with papers from international jurisdictions particularly welcome. Informal inquiries on proposed abstracts are also welcomed, as are proposals to run sessions on more focussed topic areas or significant pieces of work recently published.
For informal discussions about proposed papers please contact Richard Kirkham

Session Programme (Papers and Rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences Room 0.28

Session Title: Administrative Justice through the courts

Papers: Recent Developments in Tax Law on the Doctrine of Ultra Vires - Stephen Daly

The Dano Case – A Landmark Case? - Kirsten Ketscher

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Sciences Room 0.28

Session Title: The boundaries and accountability of administrative justice

Papers: The Changing Boundary between Criminal Justice and Administrative Justice: The Case of Sanctions - Michael Adler

“Leave your club jersey at the committee room door”: Irish Parliamentary accountability systems in the shadow of the Banking Crisis - Dr Fiona Donson

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences Room 0.28

Session Title: Questions on the ombudsman enterprise

Papers: The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and Holding Persons to Account following a Death in Prison Custody in England and Wales: A Critical Analysis - Christopher Sargeant.

Taking stock: what is the private sector ombudsman model? - Carolyn Hirst, Chris Gill and Carolyn Hirst.

The use of informal resolution approaches by ombudsmen in the UK and Ireland: A mapping study - Margaret Doyle and Varda Bondy

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences Room 0.28

Session Title: Empirical studies on administrative justice

Papers: Homelessness Internal Reviews: Comparisons and Contrasts since 1997 - Dave Cowan, Simon Halliday, Caroline Hunter and Abi Dymond.

Bureaucratic Legal Consciousness and Government Officials' Moral Ideals: The Role of Truth Verification and Information Processing in Affecting Bureaucratic System Goals and Substantive Justice - Sally Richards.

‘Immigration judicial reviews: some empirical data’ - Robert Thomas.

Wednesday: Session 5: Social Sciences Room 0.28

Session Title: Crisis in the administrative justice system and Kickstarting research

Papers: Roundtable discussion on the current predicament of administrative justice

Kickstarting research: About the UK Administrative Justice Institute UKAJI (Margaret Doyle and Andrew Le Sueur)