CIA310 - Canadian Courts - Evolving through the Charter

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Subject Title
Canadian Courts - Evolving through the Charter

Subject Description
 This course examines the Canadian justice system with an emphasis on the post-Charter period and the Supreme Court Judicial Review. Students critically analyze the role of the judiciary within the Canadian context and examine the impact of The Charter on Canadian criminal law. The course provides a perspective of the Supreme Court of Canada?s past rulings and their impact on future decisions.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure of the Supreme Court and its constitutional position.
  2. Explain the differences between judicial interpretation and judicial law making within the judicial review process.
  3. Analyze Charter limitations and its impact on democracy and the judicial review process.
  4. Summarize the impact of landmark Supreme Court decisions under the Charter.
  5. Discuss the limitations of the Charter on the rights of the individual in the criminal process.
  6. Contrast the remedy measures of the Charter to prevent Charter violations.
  7. Review the application of the provisions against cruel and unusual punishment within Canada’s judicial system.

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