My Publications

Books

Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly, Parliamentary Bills of Rights: The Experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009.

Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, James B. Kelly, Michael Lipson and Jean-Francois Mayer, Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Concepts, and Critiques. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 2008.

James B. Kelly, Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers Intent. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006.

Articles

James B. Kelly and Matthew Hennigar, “The Canadian Charter of Rights and the Minister of Justice: Weak-form Review within a Constitutional Charter of Rights,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 10:1 (2012), 35-68.

James B. Kelly, “Judicial and Political Review as Limited Insurance: The Functioning of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act in ‘Hard’ cases” Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 49:3 (2011), 295-317.

 James B. Kelly, “A Difficult Dialogue: Statements of Compatibility and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act,” Australian Journal of Political Science 46:2 (2011), 257-278.

 James B. Kelly, “Parliament and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: An Unfinished Rights Revolution,” Policy Options (February 2007), 103-107.

 James B. Kelly and Michael Murphy, “Shaping the Constitutional Dialogue on Federalism: The Canadian Supreme Court as Meta-Political Actor,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 35:4 (2005), 217-243.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Misrepresenting the Supreme Court’s Record? A Comment on Choudhry and Hunter,” McGill Law Journal 49:4 (2004), 741-764.

 James B. Kelly, “Governing with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Supreme Court Law Review 2d: 21 (2003), 299-337.

 James B. Kelly, “Reconciling Rights and Federalism during Review of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Centralization Thesis, 1982-1999,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 34:3 (2001), 321-55.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Dialogue, Deference and Restraint: Judicial Independence and Trial Procedures,” Saskatchewan Law Review 64:3 (2001), 323-346.

James B. Kelly and Michael Murphy, “Confronting Judicial Supremacy: A Defence of Judicial Activism and the Supreme Court of Canada’s Legal Rights Jurisprudence,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 16:1 (2001), 3-27.

 James B. Kelly, “The Charter of Rights and the Rebalancing of Liberal Constitutionalism in Canada, 1982-1997,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 37:3 (1999), 625-695.

James B. Kelly, “Bureaucratic Activism and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The Department of Justice and its entry into the Centre of Government,” Canadian Public Administration 42:3 (1999), 476-511.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Six Degrees of Dialogue: A Response to Hogg and Bushell,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 37:3 (1999), 513-527.

Chapters

Kate Puddister and James B. Kelly, “The Judicialization of (Past) Politics under Danny Williams: The Cameron Inquiry and the Green Commission,” in First Amongst Unequals: The Premier, Politics and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Alex Marland and Matthew Kerby, eds. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014, pp. 114-159.

James B. Kelly, «Les limites de la mobilisation judiciaire: Alliance Québec, la Charte de la langue française et la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés» Le nouvel ordre constitutionnel canadien: du rapriement de 1982 à nos jours, sur la direction François Rocher et Benoît Pelletier. Montreal: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2013, pp. 205-233.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, “Courts,” in John C. Courtney and David E. Smith, eds., Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 201, pp. 39-53.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, “Should We Cheer? Contested Constitutionalism and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” in James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009, pp. 3-29.

James B. Kelly, “Legislative Activism and Parliamentary Bills of Rights: Institutional Lessons for Canada,” in James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009, pp. 86-106.

James B. Kelly, “The Charter, the Supreme Court and Canadian Federalism,” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Efficiency and Legitimacy, 2nd edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 39-62.

James B. Kelly, “Guarding the Constitution: Parliamentary and Judicial Roles under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” in J. Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, eds., Canada: The State of the Federation, 2002. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004, pp. 77-110.

James B. Kelly, “The Supreme Court of Canada and the Complexity of Judicial Activism,” in Patrick James, Donald Abelson and Michael Lusztig, eds., The Myth of the Sacred: The Charter, the Courts and the Politics of the Canadian Constitution. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002, pp. 97-122.