Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella Exit Interview

The most recent issue of the Rule of Law Report,  a Lexis Nexis publication, features an interview with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella who recently retired.

Abella, who was born in 1946 to Holocaust survivor parents in a displaced persons' camp in Germany, credits her parents for her commitment to human rights.

In the interview, she notes the evolution of the Canadian legal system since she attended law school in the 1970s:

"Everything about it is different. The emphasis on access to justice; the emphasis on concern for minorities and women; the emphasis on making sure that the judiciary and the legal profession are representative. All of those things I’ve watched and had a chance to participate in. In the course of that, there have been judgments along the way that have been part of that evolution towards more access, more equality, more fairness in the justice system. It’s what every judge strives to do, to be as fair as possible."


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:26 pm


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