Access to Charter Justice and the Rule of Law
National Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 25, pp. 191-204, 2008
27 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2009 Last revised: 1 May 2015
Date Written: June 30, 2009
The article discusses the difficulties experienced by most people in gaining access to the courts in Canada, with particular attention to constitutional cases. Recent developments in the law of standing; complications in accessing funds to pursue constitutional challenges; and the implications of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision addressing the rule of law are canvassed.
Keywords: standing, intervention, constitutional rights, costs, rule of law, justice
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