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ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE

White, Ciaran (1994) ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 45 . pp. 395-402. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In the mid 1980s a topic of considerable concern to the Commissionersfor Local Administration in England and Wales, and their counterpart inScotland, was how to secure the compliance of local authorities with those oftheir reports finding maladministration. The "failure rate" (the number ofreports not complied with, referred to in the statistics as "unsatisfactoryoutcomes", expressed as a percentage of the total number of reports findingmaladministration) was, at that time, approximately 6 per cent, 4.4 per centand 5 per cent in England, Wales and Scotland respectively.1 This prompteda search for a more effective method of enforcement and in doing soprovoked some debate about how best to enforce ombudsmen's reports andabout how best ombudsmen should function.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:ombudsman, enforcement of decisions, ombudsmen and courts
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
ID Code:34021
Deposited By: Mr Ciaran White
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 09:19
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:22

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