Tag Archives | Public Inquiries

Reforming Public Inquiries: Time to Review?

(Note: This article was originally published on the March 18, 2015 on the UK Administrative Justice Institute blog. The original article can be found here.)   “Inquiries play a very important role in our constitutional arrangements. The independence and thoroughness of their work both contributes to public trust in those institutions which are subject to review […]

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Launching Inquiries at Westminster

Yesterday was a particularly rewarding experience for all those who have worked on CEDR’s Inquiry into Inquires in the last couple of years. At a special event at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, the Co-Chairs of the initiative, Lord Woolf and Dr Karl Mackie CBE, summed up our achievement in not only undertaking […]

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Inquiry into Inquiries: Dr Karl Mackie gives evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee

Today CEDR’s Chief Executive Dr Karl Mackie CBE gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005. He appeared with the Rt Hon. Peter Riddell CBE, Director, Institute for Government and is the fifth person to give evidence to the Select Committee. The session lasted for just over 2 hours, […]

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CEDR: A people business

In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does.  I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In […]

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CEDR ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium: a summary

On Thursday 21 March CEDR held a symposium based around its ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ Foundation project. The project looks at how we can extract the greatest public benefit from Public Inquiries, looking at areas like their design, process and what they can be expected to deliver. We recorded the day across a number of platforms, […]

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