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Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

This book presents a comprehensive look at administrative justice in Wales and also sets it in a comparative context. The contributors offer critical analysis of distinctly Welsh administrative laws and measures for redress of harms, and they compare those to approaches to similar questions across a range of common and civil law in European and international jurisdictions. Particular areas of focus include the roles of commissioners, administrative courts, tribunals, and ombudsmen in devolved and federal nations, and evolving relationships between citizens and the state, especially in the context of recent austerity measures and pushes for decentralization of administrative and legal functions.

448 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2017

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“Since full legislative devolution in 2011, it becomes increasingly important that the developing law for Wales be analysed authoritatively in its proper historic constitutional context. This excellent book is a vital contribution to that process of learning and education, and I congratulate all who have contributed to its preparation.”

Theodore Huckle QC, Counsel General for Wales 2011–16

“Pioneering and authoritative, this is a landmark title on the challenges and opportunities of administrative justice in conditions of small country governance. In bringing together local and comparative perspectives in this edited collection, Sarah Nason places Wales firmly in the mainstream of contemporary legal discussion.”

Richard Rawlings, University College London

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Notes on Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives
Part I Welsh Legislation and Administrative Justice
I Implications for Administrative Justice of Wales’ Unique Child Rights Law
2 The Housing (Wales) Act:What’s Philosophy got to do with it?
3 Administrative Justice and the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011
Part 2 Welsh Commissioners and Administrative Justice
Language Commissioners and their Independence
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and the Administrative Justice System
Part 3 Administrative Justice Within and Across the United Kingdom: New Developments in Tribunals and Ombudsmanry
6 Opportunities and Constraints: Reflections on Reforming Administrative Justice Within and Across the United Kingdom
7 Current Developments in UK Tribunals: Challenges for Administrative Justice
8 Building a Welsh Jurisdiction Through Administrative Justice
Part 4 Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Justice
9 The Administrative Court and Administrative Law in Wales and Comparative Perspectives
10 The Shaping of Federal Administrative Justice in Belgium: Recasting Citizens-administration Relationships
11 Amalgamation of Tribunals in Australia: Whether ‘tis Better…?
12 Administrative Justice Without Lawyers? Unrepresented Parties in Australian Tribunals
13 Maintaining Administrative Justice in the Dutch Regulatory Welfare State
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