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Administrative Review Board

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The Administrative Decisions (Review Board) (Guernsey) Law, 1986 provides members of the public with a route through the "Review Board" process to challenge actions and decisions of a States' Committee or body. The purpose of a Review Board is to decide if something significant has "gone wrong" when the decision was made or action taken rather than the lower threshold of "this would be the better decision the Committee or body should have made". Applications should be made to the Chief Executive at Sir Charles Frossard House (or, where the complaint relates to a decision or action by the Policy & Resources Committee, HM Greffier at the Greffe) for a review of that decision or action. The Chief Executive will consider and investigate your complaint and decide whether it should be referred to the Chairman of the Panel of Members, currently Deputy Christopher Green, for a full review.

  • Requesting a Review Board

    • The Review Board process should only be used after you have exhausted all of the internal formal complaints procedures of the States' Committee or States' body concerned.  Please contact the specific  States' Committee or States' body  against which you are making a complaint  as soon as possible if you have not already done so.  It is best that together, the States' Committee or  States' body  concerned and you  use every  opportunity  to try to resolve the issue  first, wherever possible, before  you decide to escalate the complaint to this next stage of  the States'  overall complaints process. 
    • A Review Board cannot overturn the decision or act in question.  If the  Review Board upholds  your  complaint,  it can only request the States' Committee or body concerned  to reconsider its decision or action. The States' Committee or States' body  is not bound to follow the findings of the Review Board. Should the Review Board remain dissatisfied with the  States' Committee's or States' body  subsequent actions, it may refer the matter to the States for a decision.  In practice, States' committees and bodies  respect a Review Board's decision.
    • For further detailed information on the Review Board process, please see the Guidance Notes and  a copy of the "The Administrative Decisions (Review) Guernsey Law, 1986"  in the "Downloads" section. You may also contact the Principal Officer, Lisette Ellis and team who independently assists with the process at Sir Charles Frossard House (telephone - direct dial 717040 or 717000) or by email - gbrtu@gov.gg or in writing:  Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FH.
    • If, having exhausted  the  States' Committee or  States' body internal complaints procedures, you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you may consider applying  for a review of  that  decision and act in writing, addressed to  The Chief Executive, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FH or by email:  gbrtu@gov.gg It is important please to include all of the documents in support of your complaint with your letter (i.e. all letters between you and the States' Committee or States' body concerned, the decision you wish to challenge etc.).  Please  feel free to contact the Principal Officer, Lisette Ellis  and her team if you require further information  on the process  (telephone - direct dial 717040 or 717000) or by email - gbrtu@gov.gg .
  • Review Board Decisions

    • The decisions of Review Boards held during the past 5 years are available on this page
  • States of Deliberation Resolutions

    • In March 2016, the Policy Council laid recommendations  to reform the  law governing the Review Board process before  the States of Deliberation. The Policy Letter and States' resolutions can be downloaded from this page.  

Downloads

Process for handling a Review Board under the Administrative Decisions (Review Boards) (Guernsey) Law, 1986 Administratives Decision (Review Board) (Guernsey) Law, 1986 Administrative Decisions (Review) Policy Letter including Resolutions - March 2016 Billet VI Article 13 Review Board Findings - Mr C Rolfe and HSSD Review Board Findings - Mr R Brooks and HSSD

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