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1928 "Persons Case": Place of "Famous Five" in Formation of Modern-Day Constitution of Canada

Sidorenko Viktoriya Arturovna, Lysachkova Mariya Gennad'evna
Saint Petersburg University

Perm State National Research University

Submitted: 12.04.2021
Abstract. The research aims to determine influence of the 1928 "Persons Case" ("Edwards v. Attorney General for Canada") and activity of the "Famous Five" that initiated it on formation of the modern-day Constitution of Canada. The paper is novel in that it is the first in the Russian historiography to study the impact that activity of the "Famous Five" and the "Persons Case", initiated by them, had on change in interpretation of constitutional norms in Canada and adoption of principles of their evolutionary and broad interpretation. The research proves that the "Persons Case", initiated by the feminist group the "Famous Five", played a key role in history of how evolutionary and broad interpretation of the Canadian Constitution came to be.
Key words and phrases: "Знаменитая пятерка", Канада, конституционное право, феминистское движение, "Famous Five", Canada, constitutional law, feminist movement
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