Local authority ‘regulatory’ enforcement and social justice

School of Management

A Morgan Academy Event

Speaker

Huw Evans - Cardiff Metropolitan University | Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd

Speaker's Biography

Mae Huw yn darlithio yn y gyfraith a meysydd cysylltiedig ar raglenni gradd Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol, Iechyd Amgylcheddol a Gwyddor a Thechnoleg Bwyd. Mae ef hefyd yn goruchwylio traethodau hir. Yn ogystal â hynny, bu’n darlithio ar y radd Defnyddwyr a Safonau Masnach a gyflwynwyd yn flaenorol gan Brifysgol Fetropolitan Caerdydd. Cyn iddo ddod yn ddarlithydd, bu Huw yn ymarfer fel cyfreithiwr mewn cwmni preifat, Gwasanaeth Erlyn y Goron, y Swyddfa Gymreig a Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru.

From: March 18, 2020, 3 p.m.
To: March 18, 2020, 4 p.m.
Location: Room 102, School of Management, Bay Campus

Local authorities have significant enforcement responsibilities. Prominent manifestations are trading standards and environmental health departments. Legislation required to be enforced covers things such as product safety, food safety, consumer protection and weights and measures. People can die from a product or food which is unsafe or suffer serious detriment from financial exploitation, especially the more vulnerable in society. Sustained decreased resourcing (otherwise known as ‘austerity’) has called into question the ability of local authorities to fulfil the role that the law has placed on them. This should be a cause for public concern. But it seems not to be. Injustice can arise through failure of enforcement. This to be contrasted with the prominence attached to police enforcement and ‘law and order’. The seminar explores these issues and their implications, and arises from Huw Evans’ PhD thesis concerning trading standards in Wales.


Contact: Laura Wood (Email: l.p.wood@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792 604807


Event created by: l.p.wood

 
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