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Tag: Canada

  • Special Discount–New Book–“Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

    I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new volume to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s 1867 Constitution: Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Cambridge University Press, November 2017), edited by Richard Albert, Boston College Law School, and David R.

  • Conference Report–Symposium on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence, and Reform”

    —Asress Gikay, Matteo Monti, and Orlando Scarcello, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa (SSSA)–Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy On May 24, 2017, the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (Istituto di Diritto, Politica e Sviluppo) [DIRPOLIS] of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies hosted a symposium on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence & Reform”, on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and in memory of Prof.

  • Article Review/Response: Robert Leckey and Grant Hoole on Remedial Discretion

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review/Response Series, Grant Hoole reviews Robert Leckey’s recent article in I•CON on The Harms of Remedial Discretion. Leckey then responds to the review.] Review of Robert Leckey’s “The Harms of Remedial Discretion” —Grant Hoole, University of New South Wales Robert Leckey has raised an important dissenting voice challenging the generally favourable treatment constitutional scholars have given to the rising use of prospective or delayed judicial declarations of invalidity in countries with entrenched bills of rights such as South Africa and Canada.

  • Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Conference on “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a full-day conference on “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution,” on Tuesday, April 12, at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. This conference will gather leading scholars in comparative public law to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Constitution of Canada, which will mark the occasion next year in 2017.

  • Constitutional and Quasi-Constitutional Statutes

    –Adam Perry, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University of London  Some statutes have ‘constitutional’ or ‘quasi-constitutional’ status. What is the legal significance of a statute’s constitutional or quasi-constitutional status? The answer is different in different jurisdictions. In Britain, Canada, and some other jurisdictions, the answers are different than they once were.

  • Should Prisoners Have the Right to Assisted Suicide?

    —Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Recently, a Belgian inmate, convicted of murder and rape, received a lethal injection. Most Europeans would feel nothing short of a shock when reading these lines. After all, the death penalty has been abolished in most European States in the aftermath of WWII, and is now outlawed by Protocol No.

  • Video Interview: “Bills of Rights in the Common Law” Featuring Robert Leckey

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Robert Leckey on his forthcoming book entitled “Bills of Rights in the Common Law,” to be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2015.

  • Legislative and Executive Term Limits in Alberta  

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School An important race is underway in Alberta, one of Canada’s ten provinces. In September, paid-up members of the Progressive Conservative Party will elect a new party leader, and the new leader will become the premier of Alberta.

  • A Successful Challenge to Canada’s Prostitution Laws

    —Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law On December 20, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in one of the most anticipated cases of 2013: Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford[i], a constitutional challenge to three prostitution provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.[ii]

  • Four Models of Politicized Judicial Selection

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Judges on national courts of last resort are generally appointed in politicized processes. Judicial selection is politicized when the choice rests on popular consent mediated in some way through elected representatives. We can identify four major models of politicized judicial selection in constitutional states: (1) executive unilateral appointment; (2) shared and unified appointment; and (3) shared but divided appointment; and (4) mixed institutional appointment.