The Ombudsman Enterprise and Administrative Justice

Author: Trevor Buck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317022416
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The statutory duty of public service ombudsmen (PSO) is to investigate claims of injustice caused by maladministration in the provision of public services. This book examines the modern role of the ombudsman within the overall emerging system of administrative justice and makes recommendations as to how PSO should optimize their potential within the wider administrative justice context. Recent developments are discussed and long standing questions that have yet to be adequately resolved in the ombudsman community are re-evaluated given broader changes in the administrative justice sector. The work balances theory and empirical research conducted in a number of common law countries. Although there has been much debate within the ombudsman community in recent years aimed at developing and improving the practice of ombudsmanry, this work represents a significant advance on current academic understanding of the discipline.

Der Ombudsmann als Institution des europ ischen Verwaltungsrechts

Author: Julia Haas
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161522284
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English summary: The Scandinavian institution of the ombudsman has been implemented in nearly all European legal systems. Meanwhile, there are multiple interpretations of what characterizes this legal institution. Julia Haas shows that the profiling of the ombudsman as a core figure of European administrative law requires a focus on its classical role in administrative supervision and develops the legal concept of a control-oriented model ombudsman. German description: Die aus dem skandinavischen Recht stammende Ombudsmann-Institution ist in ihrer klassischen Auspragung als unabhangige, meist parlamentarisch angebundene Einrichtung zur Uberprufung der Recht- und Ordnungsmassigkeit des Verwaltungshandelns aufgrund von Beschwerden oder aus eigener Initiative in nahezu allen europaischen Rechtsordnungen vertreten. Aufgrund der lander-, aber auch rechts- und sachgebietsubergreifenden Verbreitung des Rechtsinstituts besteht inzwischen eine Vielzahl begrifflicher, funktionaler und dogmatischer Interpretationsansatze, die einen Ombudsmann charakterisieren. Julia Haas zeigt, dass fur die Profilierung des offentlich-rechtlichen Ombudsmanns als Kernfigur des europaischen Verwaltungsrechts eine Fokussierung auf dessen Funktion der Verwaltungskontrolle erforderlich ist und entwickelt ein eigenes Modell des idealtypischen Kontroll-Ombudsmanns zur Durchsetzung des Rechts und der Grundsatze einer guten Verwaltung.

Administrative Justice in Context

Author: Michael Adler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317537
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This book comprises a definitive collection of papers on administrative justice, written by a set of very distinguished contributors. It is divided into five parts, each of which contains articles on a particular aspect of administrative justice. The first part deals with the impact of 'contextual changes' on administrative justice and considers the implications of changes in governance and public administration, management and service delivery, information technology, audit and accounting, and human rights for administrative justice. The second part deals with conceptual issues and describes a number of competing approaches to the administrative justice. The third part deals with the application of administrative justice principles to private law disputes while the fourth part deals with the distinctive characteristics of administrative justice in three other jurisdictions. The final part deals with current developments in administrative justice and the book concludes with a discussion of legislative and policy developments in the UK. The general approach of the book is socio-legal and interdisciplinary. The chapters adopt a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including those derived from political science, public policy, social policy, accounting and information technology as well as from law. Although most of the contributors are academics, some are practitioners. For these reasons, the book should be of interest to lawyers, particularly those with interests in administrative law, and to social scientists, particularly those with interests in public administration, public policy and public management.

Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Institutions

Author: International Ombudsman Institute
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642338968
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Commissioned by the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna conducted a comparative analytical study on Ombudsman Institutions in the Australasia and Pacific region between January 2011 and April 2012. In Part 1, this book provides an analytical comparison of the public sector Ombudsman Institutions in Australia (the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the state/territory Ombudsmen of all Australian states as well as of the Northern Territory and the ACT), the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga and Vanuatu. In addition to a comparative analysis showing the partial heterogeneity of the Institutions, a comprehensive overview of common features, and explorations of the specifics and peculiarities of the Institutions, Part 2 presents separate reports on the 16 different jurisdictions featuring their main functions as follows: - Legal basis, legal status and organisation, - Mandate, object of control and standard of control, - Powers, including legal quality and impact of the outcomes of investigative procedures, - Relationship to the administration, the judiciary and the legislator, and - Special characteristics. Part 2 is based on information provided by the Institutions themselves in questionnaires sent out at the outset of the study, an analysis of the respective establishing acts and other relevant laws, and on relevant scientific publications and the Institutions’ Annual Reports. The reports also refer to relevant legal provisions and include websites addresses for ease of reference.

Handbuch Staat

Author: Rüdiger Voigt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658207442
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Dieses Handbuch schließt eine zentrale Forschungslücke, denn das Thema „Staat“ ist heute wichtiger denn je. Im deutschen Sprachraum fehlt es aber an aktuellen, umfassenden und zugleich kompakten Darstellungen des Themas. Im Unterscheid zu juristisch orientierten Staatslexiken wird im neuen „Handbuch Staat“ die sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive stärker betont. Das komplexe Feld „Staat“ wird von einschlägigen Experten umfassend und aus verschiedenen Perspektiven analysiert und dargestellt. Gliederungskriterien erleichtern den raschen Zugriff zum Thema. Zu diesem Zweck ist das Gesamtthema in acht Teile untergliedert, um in jedem Teil die wichtigsten Einzelthemen unter einer spezifischen Fragestellung zu bearbeiten.

Administrative Justice

Author: Patrick Neill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Following a series of seminars on the subject held at All Souls College, Oxford, in 1966 and 1968, the English Law Commission recommended that a Royal Commission be set up to examine defects in the administrative law of Great Britain. Successive governments refused to take action on this recommendation, and in 1978 an unofficial committee was formed under the auspices of the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists and All Souls College to undertake the project. This book contains the results of the committee's work, including its proposals and recommendations for clarifying and solving problems related to English administrative law.

The International Ombudsman Yearbook

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN: 9789004178618
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"The International Ombudsman Yearbook" is the only publication devoted to ombudsman issues. The public sector ombudsman is now found at all levels of government in many countries around the world, both in established and consolidating democracies. The ombudsman is an independent office, traditionally appointed by the legislative branch, to investigate poor administration of government. More recently, some ombudsman offices have been given human rights protection responsibilities. "The International Ombudsman Yearbook" contains articles written from legal or public administration perspectives which address issues of interest to the contemporary ombudsman and all persons with an interest in the institution. Compiled and edited by the International Ombudsman Institute, the organisation composed of over 130 ombudsman members located worldwide, the "Yearbook" will be of interest to lawyers, scholars, ombudsman office personnel, and government entities wherever ombudsman offices are located or contemplated. The International Ombudsman Institute is a non-profit organisation whose objects include promotion of the concept of ombudsmanship, encouragement and support of research in the ombudsman field, development of educational programmes associated with ombudsmanship conferences, and provision of a resource centre for storage and dissemination of information about the ombudsman institution.