The 'Great Writ' Reinvigorated? Habeas Corpus in Contemporary Canada

10 Pages Posted: 2 May 2014  

Debra L. Parkes

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This short prelude to Professor James Oldham’s 2nd Annual DeLloyd J Guth Visiting Lecture in Legal History, “Habeas Corpus, Legal History and Guantanamo Bay,” discusses some of ways that the writ of habeas corpus plays an important role in promoting access to justice and protecting basic liberty interests in contemporary Canadian law. The focus will be on developments in the law since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted, touching on two important features of a modern doctrine of habeas corpus, namely flexibility and gap-filling, both of which Professor Oldham also develops in his essay.

Keywords: habeas corpus, prisoners' rights

Suggested Citation

Parkes, Debra L., The 'Great Writ' Reinvigorated? Habeas Corpus in Contemporary Canada (2012). Manitoba Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2431445

Debra L. Parkes (Contact Author)

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Law ( email )

Winnipeg R3T 5V4, Manitoba
Canada

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