Stephane Beaulac

University of Montreal - Faculty of Law

Full Professor

P.O.Box 6128

Stn. Centre-Ville

Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

Canada

Dentons Canada LLP

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1 Place Ville Marie

Montreal, Québec H3B 4M7

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1.

An Inquiry into the International Rule of Law

EUI Max Weber Programme Series Working Paper No. 2007/14
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 06 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Constitutional Law, Rule of Law, International Legal Theory, Constitutional Legal Theory, Treaty Law, State Sovereignty, International Court of Justice

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Driedger's Modern Principle at the Supreme Court of Canada: Interpretation, Justification, Legitimization

40 Revue juridique Thémis 131-172, 2006
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 May 2007 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac and Pierre-André Côté
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law and University of Montreal
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Statutory Interpretation, Common Law, Canada

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The Westphalian Model in Defining International Law: Challenging the Myth

8 Australian Journal of Legal History 181-213, 2004
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, History of International Law, Theory of International Law, Law and Humanities, International Relations

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Emer De Vattel and the Externalization of Sovereignty

Journal of the History of International Law, Vol. 5, pp. 237-292, 2003
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Nov 2003
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law; Legal History; History of International Law, International Legal Theory; International Relations

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Legal Interpretation in Canada: Opening Up Legislative Language as a Means to Internationalisation

University of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2010/05
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2018
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Legal Interpretation, Interlegality, International Law, Open Texture, Herbert Hart, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Contextual Interpretation, Presumption of Conformity

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The Power of the Westphalian Myth in International Law

R.V.P.S. Gama & W. Menezes (dir.), Paz de Westphalia/Peace of Westphalia (1648-2008), Sao Paulo: University Press, 2013
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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What Rule of Law Model for Domestic Courts Using International Law in States in Transition: Thin, Thick or 'A La Carte'

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 10-13
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2010
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Rule of Law, International Law, Domestic Courts, Interlegality, International Legal Theory, Constitutional Legal Theory,Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict States, Post-Dictatorial States

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Westphalia, Dualism and Contextual Interpretation: How to Better Engage International Law in Domestic Judicial Decisions

EUI Max Weber Programme Series Working Paper No. 2007/3
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2010
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Constitutional Law, Interaction between International Law and Domestic Law, Legal Interpretation, Contextual Argument, Treaties, Westphalian Model, Dualism

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The Lotus Case in Context – Sovereignty, Westphalia, Vattel and Positivism

in S. Allen, D. Costelloe, M. Fitzmaurice, P. Gragl & E. Guntrip (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Jurisdiction in International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, 40-58
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2019
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Interpretation: On Issues of Ontology and of Interlegality

N. Des Rosiers P. Macklem & P. Oliver (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 867
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 May 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2018
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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interpretative methodology, construction of constitutions and statutes, purposive interpretation, Driedger’s modern principle, international/national divide, interlegality, domestic use of international law, operationalization of international normativity

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The Westphalian Legal Orthodoxy – Myth or Reality?

2 Journal of the History of International Law 148-177, 2000
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jun 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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No More International Treaty Interpretative Methods in Canada’s Statutory Interpretation: A Question of Access to Domestic Travaux Préparatoires

University of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2010/23
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 06 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Domestic Courts, Interlegality, Treaty Interpretation, Statutory Interpretation, Implementing Legislation, Travaux Préparatoires, Exclusionary Rule, Interpretative Methodology

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Parliamentary Debates in Statutory Interpretation: A Question of Admissibility or of Weight?

43 Revue de droit de McGill 287-324
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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A Comparative Look at Punitive Damages in Canada

17 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 351-373
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law and Statutory Interpretation: Up with Context, Down with Presumption

in O.E. Fitzgerald et al. (eds.), The Globalized Rule of Law – Relationships between International and Domestic Law, Toronto: Irwin Law
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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The Rule of Law, International Law and Interlegality: What Heuristic Model (Thin, Thick or 'à la Carte')

24 Revue de la recherche juridique – Cahiers de méthodologie juridique 2171-2184
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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The Social Power of Bodin's 'Sovereignty' and International Law

4 Melbourne Journal of International Law 1-28, October 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Legal History, History of International Law, Constitutional Theory, Humanities

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Проявление Силы Вестфальского Мифа в Международном Праве (The Influence of the Westphalian Myth in International Law)

5 Правоведение / Jurisprudence 141-153
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 May 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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L'immunité des États et le jus cogens en droit international : étude croisée Italie / Canada (State Immunity and Jus Cogens in International Law: A Comparative Study of Italian and Canadian Practice)

43 Revue juridique Thémis 491-529
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 May 2017
Riccardo Pavoni and Stephane Beaulac
University of Siena - Department of Law and University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Canada

Fulvio M. Palombino (ed.), Duelling for Supremacy: International Law vs. National Fundamental Principles, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 21-42
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2019
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Post-World War I/The Quiet Revolution (1920-1970) – Through the Lenses of Legal Interpretation and International Law

E. Mendes (ed.), Celebrating 150 Years of Caselaw by the Supreme Court of Canada, Toronto: LexisNexis, 2017, p.79
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 May 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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'Texture ouverte', droit international et interprétation de la Charte canadienne ('Open Texture', International Law and the Interpretation of the Canadian Charter)

« 'Texture ouverte', droit international et interprétation de la Charte canadienne », (2013) 61 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 191-240
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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The Myth of Jus Tractatus in La Belle Province: Quebec's Gérin-Lajoie Statement

(2012) 35 Dalhousie Law Journal 237-266
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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La mise en oeuvre judiciaire des obligations internationales du Canada en matière de droits humains: obstacles et embûches (Judicial Implementation of Canada's International Human Rights Obligations: Obstacles and Pitfalls)

Canada et droit international: 150 ans d’histoire et perspectives d’avenir document no 13 — mars 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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La mise en oeuvre judiciaire des obligations internationales du Canada en matière de droits humains : obstacles et embûches (Judicial Implementation of Canada's International Human Rights Obligations: Obstacles and Pitfalls)

dans O.E. Fitzgerald, V. Hughes & M. Jewett (dir.), Reflections on Canada's Past, Present and Future in International Law / Réflexions sur le passé, le présent et l’avenir du Canada en matière de droit international, Waterloo : CIGI, 2018, 31-47
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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La problématique de l’interlégalité et la méthodologie juridique – Exemples canadiens d’opérationnalisation du droit international (The Issue of Intergality and Legal Methodology - Canadian Examples of the Operationalization of International Law)

J.-Y. Chérot et al. (dir.), Le droit entre autonomie et ouverture – Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Louis Bergel, Bruxelles : Bruylant
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Customary International Law in Domestic Courts: Imbroglio, Lord Denning, Stare Decisis

Chapter 13 in: British And Canadian Perspectives On International Law, C.P.M. Waters, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2006
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 May 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Reception Law, Stare Decisis, Lord Denning

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L’interprétation de la Charte : reconsidération de l’approche téléologique et réévaluation du rôle du droit international (Charter Interpretation: Reconsidering the Teleological Approach and Reevaluting the Role of International Law)

« L’interprétation de la Charte : reconsidération de l’approche téléologique et réévaluation du rôle du droit international », (2005) 27 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 1-46
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Canada

D. Shelton (ed.), International Law and Domestic Legal Systems – Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 May 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2017
Stephane Beaulac and John Currie
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
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Vattel's Doctrine on Territory Transfers in International Law and the Cession of Louisiana to the United States of America

63 La. L. Rev. 1327-1359, 2004
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International law, Legal history, Constitutional law

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Recent Developments at the Supreme Court of Canada on the Use of Parliamentary Debates

(2000), 63 Sask. L. Rev. 581-616
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Le pouvoir sémiologique du mot "souveraineté" dans l'oeuvre de Bodin (The Semiotic Power of the Word 'Sovereignty' in Bodin's Work)

16 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 45-76
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Les dommages-intérêts punitifs depuis l'affaire Whiten et les leçons à en tirer pour le droit civil québécois (Punitive Damages since the Whiten Case and the Lessons for Quebec's Civil Law)

« Les dommages-intérêts punitifs depuis l'affaire Whiten et les leçons à en tirer pour le droit civil québécois », (2002), 36 Revue juridique Thémis 637-687
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Arrêtons de dire que les tribunaux au Canada sont « liés » par le droit international (Let's Us Stop Saying That Canadian Courts Are 'Bound' by International Law)

38 Revue juridique Thémis 359-387 (2004)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Canada

in M. Mercat-Bruns, D.B. Oppenheimer & C. Sartorius (eds.), Comparative Perspectives on the Enforcement and Effectiveness of Anti-discrimination Law - Challenges and Innovative Tools, Dordrecht (Netherlands): Springer, 2018, 111-128; ISBN 978-3-319-90068-1
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2019
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Le droit international et l’interprétation législative : oui au contexte, non à la présomption (International Law and Statutory Interpretation: Yes to the Context, No to the Presumption)

O.E. Fitzgerald et al. (dir.), Règle de droit et mondialisation: rapports entre le droit international et le droit interne, Cowansville: Yvon Blais, 2006, 413-454
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Thinking Outside the 'Westphalian Box': Dualism, Legal Interpretation and the Contextual Argument

C.C. Eriksen & M. Emberland (dir.), The New International Law – An Anthology, Leiden: Brill Publishers, October 2010, ISBN 9789004181984
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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international law, constitutional law, international law in domestic courts, Westphalian model, dualism, legal interpretation

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National Application of International Law: The Statutory Interpretation Perspective

41 Annuaire canadien de droit international 225-269, 2004
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Statutory Interpretation, Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Canadian Law

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Recent Developments on the Role of International Law in Canadian Statutory Interpretation

25 Statute Law Review 19-39, 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, comparative law

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International Treaty Norms and Driedger's Modern Principle of Statutory Interpretation

Legitimacy and Accountability in International Law, Vol. 33, 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law, Statutory Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory

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'Constitutio Westphalica': Europe's First Constitution?

A Constitution For Europe? Governance And Policy-Making In The European Union, F. Astengo, N. Neuwahl, eds. (2004)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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European Law, International Law, Constitutional Law, History of International Law, Law and Humanities

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L'asymétrie comme logique nécessaire en droits linguistiques : éclairage croisé Italie-Canada (The Required Logic of Asymmetry in Language Rights: Italy-Canada Insights)

dans L. O’Donnell & P. Donovan (dir.), La Loi 101 et les québécois d’expression anglaise / Bill 101 and Quebec's English-Speaking Communities, Québec : Presses de l'Université Laval
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 May 2019
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Le transfert de territoire en droit international selon Vattel et la cession de la Louisiane aux États-Unis d’Amérique (Vattel's Doctrine on Territory Transfers in International Law and the Cession of Louisiana to the United States of America)

« Le transfert de territoire en droit international selon Vattel et la cession de la Louisiane aux États-Unis d’Amérique », (2003) 63 Louisiana Law Review 1361-1395
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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The Suresh Case and Unimplemented Treaty Norms

15 Revue québécoise de droit international 221-240 (2002)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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International Law Gateway to Domestic Law: Hart's 'Open Texture', Legal Language and the Canadian Charter

46 Revue juridique Thémis 443-484
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Lost in Transition? – Domestic Courts, International Law and Rule of Law « À La Carte »

E. Kristjánsdóttir, A. Nollkaemper & C. Ryngaert (dir.), International Law in Domestic Courts – Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States, Antwerp: Intersential (2012)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Exclus de la Charte: un privilège? (Excluded from the Charter: A Privilege?)

4 Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies 253-269
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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The Canadian Federal Constitutional Framework and the Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

(2005) 5 Revue juridique polynésienne 125-146
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Kyoto Protocol, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Canadian Law

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Les leçons du passé repoussent les frontières de la retenue judiciaire (The Lessons from the Past that Push the Boundaries of Judicial Restraint)

3 Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies 197-207
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law
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Sovereignty Referendums: A Question of Majority? – Or How ‘Majority’ Actually Begs Numerous Questions

in C. Closa, C. Margiotta & G. Martinico (eds.), Between Democracy and Law – The Amorality of Secession, Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge, 2020, 105-132
Posted: 04 Mar 2020
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University of Montreal - Faculty of Law

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How Far Beyond Pax Westphalica

S. Haack & N. Neuwahl (dir.), Unresolved Issues of the European Constitution – Rethinking the Crisis, Montréal : Éditions Thémis (2007)
Posted: 11 May 2017
Stephane Beaulac
University of Montreal - Faculty of Law

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