Designing Administrative Pre-Trial Proceedings
The relation between citizens and their administration may not be a problem for policy makers, but it can be for citizens. In many countries, finding redress against mistakes and wrongful actions of the government or local administrators is not so easy. Organizing access to justice for citizens and ensuring that their complaints are handled swiftly and diligently by the administration, by ombudsmen, and by administrative courts can be quite difficult. It is not at all self-evident that citizens have enough confidence in the right outcome of complaint and court proceedings. This book contains a comparative study of administrative pre-trial proceedings in England/Wales, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The analysis focuses on how to design administrative proceedings - objection proceedings, complaint proceedings, and otherwise. While doing so, the book makes recommendations from which both public administration and citizens may benefit. After all, administrative pre-trial proceedings should contribute to the realization of a predictable public administration under the rule of law. Designing Administrative Pre-Trial Proceedings is based on an original study assigned by the World Bank.
Publication Date: 1/1/2013