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[News] French administrative law under siege: Is the US a model?
In 1994, Susan Rose-Ackerman asked the following provocative question: American administrative law under siege: Is Germany a model? (107 Harv. L. Rev. 1279 (1994), also available here ). She noted: "The American regulatory state is under attack....
[Legislation] The "Warsmann law": a notice-and-comment process à la française?
One of the interesting questions of administrative reform is setting up mechanisms to enable the direct involvement of the public in the administrative policymaking process. The U.S. Administrative Procedure Act (A.P.A.), adopted in 1946, provided early...
The European Ombudsman launches public consultation on ethical principles for EU officials
According to a press release that came out today, the European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has invited citizens, interest groups, and other organizations to submit comments on a draft statement of principles that should guide the conduct of...
Consulting on bills online – A UK experiment
The UK Human Rights Blog brought to our attention an interesting development in the UK. On February 11, 2011, the Coalition Government published the Protection of Freedoms Bill that has become the first proposed law to be opened to public comments via...