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Charter – General | Charter Remedies | Section 7 | Section 2 | Sections 8-14 | Section 15 | Advocacy | Comparative Constitutional

Charter – General

Anita Anand. “Direct Access in Ontario: A Call to Re-Examine” (2014) 18 Canadian Lab. & Emp. L.J. 123 (with Gita Anand).

Alan Brudner, “Excusing Necessity and Terror: What Criminal Law Can Teach Constitutional Law,” 3 Criminal Law and Philosophy 147- 66 (2009).

Alan Brudner, “A Reply to Critics of Constitutional Goods,” 22 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 237-66, (2009).

Colleen Flood and Kathryn May, “A patient charter of rights: how to avoid a toothless tiger and achieve system improvement.” CMAJ October 2, 2012.

Audrey Macklin, “Charter Right or Charter Lite? Administrative Discretion and the Charter”, Supreme Court Law Review

Kent Roach, “A Charter Reality Check: How Relevant is the Charter to the Justness of Our Justice System?” (2008) 40 S.C.L.R. (2d) 1-43.

Kent Roach “Enforcement of the Charter — Subsections 24(1) and 52(1)” Supreme Court Law Review (2013), 62 S.C.L.R. (2d).

Kent Roach, “The Charter versus the Government’s Crime Agenda” (2012) 58 S.C.L.R. (2d), 211-243.

David Schneiderman, “Common Sense and The Charter” (2009) 45 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 3-18.

Ayelet Shachar, “Multiculturalism and Gender Equality: Revisiting sections 27 and 28 of the Charter” The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms/ La Charte canadienne des droits et libertés (5th ed, LexisNexis)

Hamish Stewart. “The Constitutionality of the New Sex Work Law.” Alberta Law Review (2016) 54:1, 69-88.

Lorraine Weinrib, “‘This New Democracy… :’ Justice Iacobucci and Canada’s Rights Revolution,”(2007) 57 UTLJ, 399-413.

Lorraine Weinrib, “A Primer on International Law and the Canadian Charter,” (2007) Nat’l J Const. L 313-331.

Charter Remedies 

Kent Roach, “A Promising Late Spring for Charter damages: Ward v. British Columbia,” (2011) National Journal of Constitutional Law, 135-157.

Kent Roach, “‘The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics’: The Afghan Detainee and Omar Khadr Cases,” (2010) National Journal of Constitutional Law 115-155.

Kent Roach, “Unreliable Evidence and Wrongful Convictions: The Case for Excluding Tainted Identification Evidence and Jailhouse and Coerced Confessions,” (2007) 52 Criminal Law Quarterly 210-236.

Section 7 – Principles of Fundamental Justice

Michael Code, “Counsel’s Duty of Civility: an Essential Component of Fair Trials and an Effective Justice System,” (2007) 11 Can. Crim. L.R. 97.

Forcese, Craig and Roach, Kent, “Criminalizing Terrorist Babble: Canada’s Dubious New Terrorist Speech Crime” (May 1, 2015). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2015

Kent Roach, “‘Constitutional Chicken’: National Security Confidentiality and Terrorism Prosecutions after R. v. Ahmed,” (2011), 54 S.C.L.R. (2d) 357-390

Kent Roach, “Mind the Gap: Canada’s Different Criminal and Constitutional Standards of Fault,” (2011) 61 University of Toronto Law Journal 545-578.

Kent Roach, “Section 7 of the Charter and National Security: Rights Protection and Proportionality versus Deference and Status,” Ottawa Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, p. 337, 2012.

Kent Roach, “The Protection of Innocence under Section 7 of the Charter,” (2006) 34 Supreme Court Law Review 2nd Series 249-303.

Kent Roach, “The Supreme Court’s Remedial Decision in the Insite Case,” (2012) 5 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 246-254.

Hamish Stewart, “Section 7 of the Charter and the Common Law Rules of Evidence,” (2008) 40 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 415.

Section 2 – Fundamental Freedoms 

Yasmin Dawood, “Democracy and the Freedom of Speech: Rethinking the Conflict Between Liberty and Equality,” 26 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 293-311 (2013)

Ian Lee, “Can Economics Justify the Constitutional Guarantee of Freedom of Expression?” (2008) 21 Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 355-97.

David Schneiderman, “Associational Rights, Religion and the Charter” in Richard Moon, ed., Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008)

David Schneiderman and Kent Roach, “Freedom of Expression in Canada”, (2013), 61 S.C.L.R. (2d).

Sections 8-14– Criminal Rights

Lisa Austin, “Getting Past Privacy? Surveillance, the Charter, and the Rule of Law” (2013) 27 Canadian Journal of Law and Society 381-398.

Lisa Austin and Lorne Sossin, “Is Discretion the Last Refuge of Scoundrels? A Comment on Criminal Lawyers’ Assn. v. Ontario (Ministry of Public Safety and Security),” (2009) 55 Criminal Law Quarterly 323.

Hamish Stewart, “Henry in the Supreme Court of Canada: Reorienting the s. 13 Rights against Self-incrimination,” (2006) 34 Criminal Reports (6th) 112.

Section 15 – Equality Rights

Denise Réaume, “Judgment of the Women’s Court of Canada in Law v. Canada“, (2006) 18 CJWL 143.

Denise Réaume, “The Relevance of Relevance to Equality Rights,” (2006) 31 Queen’s Law Journal 696.

David Schneiderman, “Universality vs. Particularity: Litigating Middle Class Values under Section 15” (2006) 33 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 367-87.


Kent Roach, “Justice Bertha Wilson: A Classically Liberal Judge,” (2008) 41 Supreme Court Law Review (2nd) 193.

Kent Roach, “Sharpening the Dialogue Debate: The Next Decade of Dialogue Scholarship,” (2007) 45 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 169-191.

Comparative Constitutional

Sujit Choudhry, “Does the World Need More Canada? The Politics of the Canadian Model in Constitutional Politics and Political Theory,” (2007) 5 International Journal of Constitutional Law 606-638.

Rebecca Cook “Upholding Pregnant Women’s Right to Life” 117 (2012) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 90-94.

Brenda Cossman, “Migrating Marriages and Comparative Constitutionalism,” in Sujit Choudhry ed. The Migration of Constitutional Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Yasmin Dawood, “Democracy, Power, and the Supreme Court: Campaign Finance Reform in Comparative Context” (2006) 4 International Journal of Constitutional Law 269-293.

Yasmin Dawood, “The Antidomination Model and the Judicial Oversight of Democracy” (2008) 96.5 Georgetown Law Journal 1411-1485.

Yasmin Dawood. “Democracy Divided: Campaign Finance Regulation and the Right to Vote,” 89 NYU Law Review Online 17-27 (2014).

Yasmin Dawood. “Democracy and the Problem of the Partisan State,” NOMOS LIV: Loyalty (Sanford Levinson, Joel Parker & Paul Woodruff, eds.) 257-291 (2013).

David Dyzenhaus, “States of Emergency,” in Michel Rosenfeld and Andras Sajo, eds., Oxford Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) 442-462

Ran Hirschl, “Comparative Constitutional Law: Thoughts on Substance and Method,” (2008) 2
 Indian Journal of Constitutional Law 11-37.

Ran Hirschl, Comparative Matters: The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Ran Hirschl, Constitutional Theocracy, (Harvard University Press, 2010).

Ran Hirschl “Economic and Social Rights in National Constitutions” (American Journal of Comparative Law 62, 2015) 1043-1094.

Ran Hirschl, “From Comparative Constitutional Law to Comparative Constitutional Studies,” I-CON International Journal of Constitutional Law 11 (2013): 1-12

Ran Hirschl, “Constitutional Courts as Bulwarks of Secularism,” Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective (Robert Kagan et al., eds.; Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 311-334

Ran Hirschl “The Strategic Foundations of Constitutions” The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (Denis Galligan and Mila Verseeg, eds.; Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 157-181.

Kent Roach, “The Challenges of Crafting Remedies for Violations of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights,” [PDF] in M. Langford ed., Social Economic Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (2009) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 46-58.

David Schneiderman, “Property Rights, Investor Rights, and Regulatory Innovation: Comparing Constitutional Cultures in Transition,” (2006) 4 International Journal of Constitutional Law 371-391.

Lorraine Weinrib, “Transnational Perspectives on the U.S. Transnational Law Controversy,” 47 Tulsa Law Review 101 (2011).