IIGR paper on the UK Supreme Court

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, is Canada’s oldest and foremost centre for studying federalism.  It is presently producing a series of short papers on supreme court reform, as that has become a topical issue there, with some very eminent contributors.  The political role of Canada’s highest courts in the working of its federal system (first the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council sitting in London, and since 1948 the Supreme Court of Canada sitting in Ottawa) has long been controversial, with advocates of strong provincial governments particularly but not only from Quebec often at odds with those favouring a stronger federal government.

I’ve contributed a short paper on the new UK Supreme Court.  Those interested will find it here.


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