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Ron Levy and Graeme Orr: To Save Democracy, Reform the Law

The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Jean Leclair: Brexit and the Unwritten Constitutional Principle of Democracy: A Canadian Perspective

Much has been written on whether a prior approval by the UK Parliament is required to trigger the withdrawal process from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sébastien Grammond: Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence and the Brexit Process

Canadian constitutional jurisprudence might, perhaps unexpectedly, shed some light on the process set in motion by the referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, a leading feature … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Leah Trueblood: Referendums, Compromise, and Ratification

Resolving any political question requires compromise. This is as true for constitutional questions as it is for questions of policy. This can be seen now in the European Union’s reminders … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Peter C. Oliver: Canada: Election 2015

The numbers On October 19, 2015, after almost ten years of Conservative rule, Canadian voters elected a majority Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau, eldest son of former Liberal Prime … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Janet McLean: Giving Effect to International Human Rights Obligations: Possible Alternatives?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Janet McLean, Professor … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Grégoire Webber: The remaking of the Constitution of Canada

Editors’ note: The blog has a number of country correspondents who report from time to time on matters of interest to a UK audience. Prof Webber is the blog’s Canada … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments