Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice. Volume 25 (2012), p. 131.
adjudicative; administrative; Canada; ethics; justice
In this article, I explore both the idea and practice of adjudicative ethics in the context of administrative justice in Canada. This is a large topic and one which is particularly timely as accountability, transparency and conflict of interest are all renewed areas of interest for governments across Canada. Elsewhere, I have suggested it is time to approach administrative justice as a justice system rather than as a disparate set of tribunals and boards. One way in which this coordination can be expressed is through a shared process of accountability for the conduct of adjudicators. My hope in elaborating adjudicative ethics is to provide a foundation for such an evolution of administrative justice.This analysis is divided into three sections. In the first section, I discuss what is distinct about adjudicative ethics (for example, distinguishing this field from the ethics of public servants or judicial ethics). In the second section, I consider some existing schemes which address adjudicative ethics and their limitations. In the third section, I canvass what remains unsettled and the challenges ahead.
Sossin, Lorne. "Administrative Justice and Adjudicative Ethics in Canada." Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 25 (2012): 131.
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