Judicial Independence in Canada: A Critical Overview

  • Fabien Gélinas
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 233)


In Canada, judicial independence is broadly understood as a fundamental principle underlying the constitution. The specific norms that give life to this general principle form a highly complex patchwork of rules and practices which range from unwritten political understandings to constitutionally entrenched legal provisions. The complexity of this patchwork is partly due to a federal structure having been superimposed onto pre-existing constitutional arrangements, the fundamentals of which are largely unwritten.


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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabien Gélinas
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityQuebecCanada

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