Vanessa MacDonnell

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Associate Professor

57 Louis Pasteur Street

Ottawa, K1N 6N5

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The New Self-Defence Law: Progressive Development or Status Quo?

(2014) 92:2 Canadian Bar Review 301
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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self-defence, defence of person, feminist law reform, Lavallee, Supreme Court of Canada, battered woman syndrome, equality

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Equality & Incrementalism: The Role of Common Law Reasoning in Constitutional Rights Cases

(2014) 44:3 Ottawa Law Review 467
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Jula Hughes, Vanessa MacDonnell and Karen Pearlston
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law
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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Bedford, sex work, prostitution, incrementalism, equality

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The German Abortion Decisions and the Protective Function in German and Canadian Constitutional Law

(2013) 50 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 999
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell and Jula Hughes
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law
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comparative constitutional law, Canadian constitutional law, German constitutional law, protective function, abortion

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A Theory of Quasi-Constitutional Legislation

(2016) 53:2 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 508, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2016-41
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2020
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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quasi-constitutional legislation; Canadian constitutional law; UK constitutional law; constitutional statute

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Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2011-2012 Term

(2012) 59 Supreme Court Law Review 51
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jan 2013
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Policing Arbitrariness: Fleming v. Ontario and the Ancillary Powers Doctrine

(2021) 100 Supreme Court Law Review 187
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2021
Terry Skolnik and Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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criminal law, police powers, common law police powers, arrest, detention, arbitrariness, rule of law, Waterfield test, ancillary powers doctrine

7.

Social Science Evidence in Constitutional Rights Cases in Germany and Canada: Some Comparative Observations

(2013) 32 National Journal of Constitutional Law 23
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Jan 2015
Jula Hughes and Vanessa MacDonnell
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, German Basic Law, Supreme Court of Canada, German Constitutional Court, social science evidence, deference

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R v. Sinclair: Balancing Individual Rights and Societal Interests Outside of Section 1 of the Charter

(2012) 38:1 Queen's Law Journal 137
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Assessing the Impact of the Ancillary Powers Doctrine on Three Decades of Charter Jurisprudence

(2012) 58 Supreme Court Law Review 225
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Jan 2013
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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criminal law, ancillary powers, police powers, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, interest balancing

10.

The Protective Function and Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

(2012) 17 Review of Constitutional Studies 53
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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The Jury Vetting Cases: New Insights on Jury Trials in Criminal Cases?

(2013) 63 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 419
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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jury, jury vetting, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, fair trial

12.

The Enduring Wisdom of the Purposive Approach to Charter Interpretation

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Charter interpretation, constitutional interpretation, originalism, textualism, purposive approach, Supreme Court of Canada

13.

Problems with the Newly Expanded Power of Citizen's Arrest

(2012) 33:5 For the Defence 22
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell and Leonardo Russomanno
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Russomanno Purcell Moore LLP
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criminal law, Criminal Code of Canada, citizen's arrest, policing, private security forces, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

14.

The Constitution as Framework for Governance

"The Constitution as Framework for Governance" (2013) 63:4 University of Toronto L J 624., Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, constitutional responsibilities of government

15.

Internet Surveillance and Popular Constitutionalism

appears in George Williams, Fergal Davis and Nicola McGarrity, eds, Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism (Oxford: Routledge, 2014) 313.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 May 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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comparative constitutional law; constitutional theory; internet surveillance; popular constitutionalism

16.

Theorizing About the Executive in the Modern State

21(1) International Journal of Constitutional Law (Forthcoming 2023)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jun 2022
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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executive, constitution, separation of powers, judicial review, bureaucracy, constitutional law, administrative law

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Rethinking the Invisible Constitution: How Unwritten Constitutional Principles Shape Political Decision-Making

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 69, No. 2, 2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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unwritten constitution, executive, unwritten constitutional principles, invisible constitution, Supreme Court of Canada

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Ensuring Executive and Legislative Accountability in a Pandemic

Colleen Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Thériault & Sridhar Venkatapuram, eds, Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2019)
Posted: 04 Jan 2022
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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COVID-19, executive, legislature, Supreme Court of Canada, accountability

19.

The New Parliamentary Sovereignty

(2016) 21(1) Review of Constitutional Studies 13, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-10
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2017
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Parliamentary Sovereignty, Constitutional Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Judicial Review

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The Civil Servant's Role in the Implementation of Constitutional Rights

(2015) 13:2 I•CON 383, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2015-25
Posted: 10 Aug 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, civil servants, bureaucracy, rights implementation, positive rights, constitutional law

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 23
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Book Review: Juries in the 21st Century, by Jacqueline Horan

(2014) 12 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 133
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Jan 2015
Vanessa MacDonnell
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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jury; jurors; technology; criminal law