Grégoire Webber

Queen's University - Faculty of Law

Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law

128 Union Street

Kingston, Ontario K7L3N6

Canada

http://law.queensu.ca/directory/gregoire-webber

London School of Economics - Law School

Visiting Senior Fellow

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff/gregoire-webber.htm

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1.

Proportionality, Balancing, and the Cult of Constitutional Rights Scholarship

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 23 May 2010
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Proportionality, balancing, constitutional rights, Robert Alexy, David Beatty, incommensurability

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Britain's Political Constitution: A Normative Turn

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Feb 2009
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Political constitution, legal constitution, Richard Bellamy, JAG Griffith, Adam Tomkins, legislature

Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning Introduction

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 13/2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller and Grégoire Webber
University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning

PROPORTIONALITY AND THE RULE OF LAW: RIGHTS, JUSTIFICATION, REASONING, Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller, and Grégoire Webber, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 May 2014
Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller and Grégoire Webber
University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional theory, judicial review, proportionality, comparative constitutional law, constitutional rights, interpretation, rule of law,

Proportionality and Limitations on Freedom of Speech

Forthcoming, Fred Schauer and Adrienne Stone (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Freedom of Speech
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Mar 2019
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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proportionality, balancing, human rights, constitutional rights, First Amendment, freedom of expression, freedom of speech

Proportionality and Limitations on Freedom of Speech

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 7/2019, Queen's University Legal Research Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Apr 2019
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Proportionality and Absolute Rights

Forthcoming in Vicki Jackson and Mark Tushnet (eds.), Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges, Cambridge University Press, 2016 , LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 10/2016
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Aug 2016
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights, absolute rights, proportionality, balancing, specification

Proportionality and Absolute Rights

Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 073
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 May 2016
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights, absolute rights, proportionality, balancing, specification

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Originalism's Constitution

THE CHALLENGE OF ORIGINALISM, G Huscroft and BW Miller,eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011, LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 19/2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, interpretation, originalism, constitutional construction

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On the Loss of Rights

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 16/2013
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Constituting Rights by Limitation

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Jan 2009
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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rights, limitation, specification, absolute, balancing, proportionality, limitation clause

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Introduction: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation

Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation, Forthcoming, Queen's University Legal Research Paper, LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 17/2018
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2018
Grégoire Webber and Paul Yowell
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and Independent
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Legal Reasoning and Bills of Rights

MODERN CHALLENGES TO THE RULE OF LAW, R Ekins, ed., LexisNexis, 2011, LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 1/2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Introduction: The 'What' and 'Why' of Constitutional Dialogue

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 21/2019, Queen's University Legal Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Dec 2019
Geoff Sigalet, Grégoire Webber and Rosalind Dixon
McGill Research Group on Constitutional Studies, Queen's University - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Dialogue: Right, Democracy, Institutions (Introduction)

Queen's University Legal Research Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2020
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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constitutional dialogue, rights, democracy, institutions, constitutional theory, public law

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Rights and the Rule of Law in the Balance

(2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 399-419
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Rule of law; proportionality; balancing; rights; Fuller; Waldron; vagueness

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Introduction: The Negotiable Constitution: On the Limitation of Rights

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009; Paperback Edition, 2012)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Jun 2013
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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rights, limitation, Constitution, legislation, specification

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Asking Why in the Study of Human Affairs

American Journal of Jurisprudence, 2015, Forthcoming, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2015-55
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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general jurisprudence, methodology, human affairs, description, explanation, central case, central case method

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Past, Present, and Justice in the Exercise of Judicial Responsibility

Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2017-094, LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 16/2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2018
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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legislature, legislation, court, adjudication, dialogue, bills of rights, constitutional rights, separation of powers, HLA Hart, Rule of Change, Rule of Adjudication

Human Goods and Human Rights Law: Two Modes of Derivation from Natural Law

Forthcoming in: The Cambridge Handbook of Natural Law and Human Rights (Tom Angier, Iain Benson, and Mark Retter, eds, Cambridge University Press), Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2021-002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Sep 2021
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights law, natural law, positive law, human goods, deduction, specification, political community, common good, justice, practical reason

Human Goods and Human Rights Law: Two Modes of Derivation from Natural Law

Forthcoming in: The Cambridge Handbook of Natural Law and Human Rights (Tom Angier, Iain Benson, and Mark Retter, eds, Cambridge University Press), LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 18/2021
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Dec 2021
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights law, natural law, positive law, human goods, deduction, specification, political community, common good, justice, practical reason

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The Unfulfilled Potential of the Court and Legislature Dialogue

Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 443-465, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2009
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, judicial review, dialogue, court, legislature

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Loyal Opposition and the Political Constitution

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2017-093
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2017
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Loyal Opposition, Parliament, Public Law, Constitutional Theory, Political Theory, Political Constitutionalism

Legislated Rights and Contemporary Constitutional Government

(2020) 11 Jurisprudence, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2020-007
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Oct 2020
Grégoire Webber and Richard Ekins
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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human rights, constitutional theory, separation of powers, the executive, legislatures, judicial review, Ronald Dworkin, weak-form review, Commonwealth constitution, constitutional dialogue

Legislated Rights and Contemporary Constitutional Government

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 14/2020
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Dec 2020
Grégoire Webber and Richard Ekins
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Human rights, constitutional theory, separation of powers, executive, legislature, judicial review, Ronald Dworkin, weak-form review, constitutional dialogue

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What is a Political Constitution?

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 May 2010
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Constitution, Legal Constitution, JAG Griffith, Adam Tompkins, Richard Bellamy, Constitutional Model, Political

What is a Political Constitution?

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 273-299, 2010
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law

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Introduction: La fin de Oakes?

L.B. Tremblay and G.C.N. Webber, THE LIMITATION OF CHARTER RIGHTS: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON R. V. OAKES, Thémis, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jul 2009
Luc B. Tremblay and Grégoire Webber
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Limitation clause, constitutional rights, proportionality, balancing, Oakes

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Eulogy for the Constitution That Was

(2014) 12 International Journal of Constitutional Law 468-486, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2015-009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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British constitution; Martin Loughlin; Oakeshott

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Legislated Rights in the Real World

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies on Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation (Cambridge University Press 2018, pb 2019), Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2020-005
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Grégoire Webber and Paul Yowell
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and Independent
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human rightsl, constitutional, constitutional theory, legislatures, judicial review, central case analysis ; specificationism

Legislated Rights in the Real World

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 11/2020
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jul 2020
Grégoire Webber and Paul Yowell
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and Independent
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human rights, constitutional rights, constitutional theory, legislatures, judicial review, central case analysis, specificationism

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The Question Why and the Common Good

Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 075, Jurisprudence, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Jul 2016
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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philosophy of law, jurisprudence, Anscombe, philosophy of action, common good, methodology

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Parliament and the Management of Conflict

[2014] Public Law 100-111, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2015-008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Parliament, JAG Griffith, opposition, government, House of Commons

Can the Constitution of a Fruit Fly Be Written?

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 10/2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Dec 2021
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Can the Constitution of a Fruit Fly be Written?

Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2020-004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2021
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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John Gardner, HLA Hart, secondary rules, constitutional theory, witten consitution

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Opposition

Forthcoming: The Cambridge Handbook of Constitutional Theory (Richard Bellamy and Jeff King, eds., Cambridge University Press, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2020-009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Oct 2020
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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opposition, loyalty, Parliament, legislatures, Parliament, Congress, parliamentary government, presidential system, constitutional design

Opposition

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 16/2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Dec 2020
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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opposition, loyalty, legislatures, Parliament, Congress, parliamentary government, presidential system, constitutional design

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Legislated Rights in the Anglo-American Tradition

Faulkner Law Review, Vol. 10, 2018, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2020-001
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Richard Ekins and Grégoire Webber
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights, legal rights, constitutional law, central case, judicial review

Legislated Rights in the Anglo-American Tradition

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 5/2020, Queen's University Legal Research Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Apr 2020
Richard Ekins and Grégoire Webber
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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human rights, legal rights, constitutional law, central case analysis, judicial review

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Notwithstanding Rights, Review, or Remedy? On the Notwithstanding Clause and the Operation of Legislation

(2021) 71 University of Toronto Law Journal 510-538, Queen's University Legal Research Paper No. 2021-003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Oct 2021
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Canadian Charter, Commonwealth model, constitutional rights, judicial review, legislation, notwithstanding clause, section 33, supremacy clause, weak-form review

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The Polycentricity of Political Financing

[2012] Public Law 310-327
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Political financing; Fuller; polycentricity; spending; expenditure; public policy

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Rationalism in Public Law

(2013) 76 Modern Law Review 708
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 May 2015
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Public Law, Rationalism, Oakeshott, Traditions, Technical Knowledge and Practical Knowledge

Rationalism in Public Law

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 76, Issue 4, pp. 708-734, 2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Jul 2013
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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Public Law, Rationalism, Oakeshott, Traditions, Technical Knowledge and Practical Knowledge

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The Duty to Govern and the Rule of Law in an Emergency

Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 (Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Theriault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram, eds, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020) pp. 175-182.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 Jul 2020
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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duty to govern, Rule of Law, coordination, COVID-19, emergency powers, state of exception

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Same-Sex Marriage in Canada: Contributions from the Courts, the Executive, and Parliament

King's Law Journal (2005), 16 (1). pp. 132-143
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 May 2016
Grégoire Webber and Graham Gee
Queen's University - Faculty of Law and University of Birmingham
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same-sex marriage, Canada, human rights

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Some Internal Points of View in the Study of Law

(2012) 28 Constitutional Commentary 325-345
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Grégoire Webber
Queen's University - Faculty of Law
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HLA Hart; internal point of view; external point of view; reasons for action; James Allan

A Confused Court: Equivocations on Recognising Same-Sex Relationships in South Africa

Modern Law Review, Vol. 69, Issue 5, pp. 831-842, September 2006
Posted: 04 May 2016
Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber
University of Birmingham and Queen's University - Faculty of Law

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Same-Sex Marriage, South Africa, Human Rights