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The Bill of Rights debate: putting the cart before the horse?

19 Aug 2002
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Widespread community debate and understanding, as well as demonstrable support for the principle of a Bill of Rights, must develop before detailed models are considered, argues Louise Chappell. This is not to say that canvassing possible models is not important. But exclusive focus on the legal and constitutional dimensions puts the cart before the horse. A prior issue needs to be addressed: how to achieve a level of political support that would guarantee the success of a Bill of Rights?

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