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The 'Great Writ' Reinvigorated? Habeas Corpus in Contemporary Canada


Debra L. Parkes


University of Manitoba - Faculty of Law

2012

Manitoba Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012

Abstract:     
This short prelude to Professor James Oldham’s 2nd Annual DeLloyd J Guth Visiting Lecture in Legal History, “Habeas Corpus, Legal History and Guantanamo Bay,” discusses some of ways that the writ of habeas corpus plays an important role in promoting access to justice and protecting basic liberty interests in contemporary Canadian law. The focus will be on developments in the law since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted, touching on two important features of a modern doctrine of habeas corpus, namely flexibility and gap-filling, both of which Professor Oldham also develops in his essay.

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Keywords: habeas corpus, prisoners' rights

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Date posted: May 2, 2014  

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Parkes, Debra L., The 'Great Writ' Reinvigorated? Habeas Corpus in Contemporary Canada (2012). Manitoba Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431445

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University of Manitoba - Faculty of Law ( email )
Winnipeg R3T 5V4, Manitoba
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