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

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Carissima Mathen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: June 30, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mathen, Carissima, Access to Charter Justice and the Rule of Law (June 30, 2009). National Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 25, pp. 191-204, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1486212

Carissima Mathen (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

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Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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