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  • Dissenting from the Venice Commission on Dissenting Opinions

    —Maxime Saint-Hilaire, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada & Léonid Sirota, AUT University, New Zealand The topic of separate – concurring or dissenting – judicial opinions is sure to generate attention, and some controversy. There is a substantial academic literature on the subject, to which judges have often contributed, but discussion of judicial expressions of disagreement with colleagues and disapproval of the results they reach or their reasoning attracts wider notice.