Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Section 11

Section 11 of the Charter guarantees every individual certain rights when they are charged with a criminal offence. Section 11 applies to all types of offences (criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory offences). Section 11 protects individuals who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system, from the moment they are charged until their matter is resolved.…

Legal Positivism

Definition: The school of thought that believes that the only source of law is written law that is adopted, practiced and enforced in society by the government and legal systems. Principles: Written – so that all citizen known their obligations, rights and consequences Curb judicial discretion – preventing emotional involvement Important Contributors: Jeremy Bentham –…