Constitutional Dialogue and the Rule of Law

47 Hong Kong Law Journal 505

11 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2018

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

In this article, Justice Palmer outlines a descriptive conception of constitutional dialogue. It is enriched by focusing on what is constitutional in reality and in considering how loudly, and in what languages, the branches of government engage in dialogue. As a normative matter, he suggests it is important for the rule of law that the branches of government speak in different languages and have systemically different perspectives. Otherwise, it would not be the law which rules; it would be the "ruling" culture.

Keywords: Constitutional dialogue; New Zealand

Suggested Citation

Palmer, Matthew S.R., Constitutional Dialogue and the Rule of Law (2017). 47 Hong Kong Law Journal 505. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3153780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3153780

Matthew S.R. Palmer (Contact Author)

High Court of New Zealand ( email )

Auckland, CX10222
New Zealand

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