Gregoire Webber

Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law

Tier 2 - 2014-10-01
Renewed: 2019-10-01
Queen's University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

613-533-6000, ext./poste 78210

Coming to Canada From

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Research involves

Exploring how practical questions like “How should I act?” or “What is right for me to do?” situate law within the wider study of human affairs.

Research relevance

This research will enrich our understanding of the responsibilities of governments to citizens and the duties of citizens to each other and to the law.

Research summary

Do we have a moral obligation to obey the law? Can the infringement of rights be justified? Do norms of political accountability inform our understanding of the constitution? These questions are confronted every day, in commuting to work, in evaluating hate speech against free expression, and in judging how far the opposition can go in resisting a government majority.

By examining the foundations of law and government, Dr. Grégoire Webber, Canada Research Chair in Public Law and the Philosphy of Law, helps us answer these and other questions His research enriches our understanding of the responsibilities of government, our responsibilities to each other, and our obligation to the law.