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by / par ©François Lareau, 2000-, Ottawa, Canada

Selected Bibliography on Abuse
of Process and Stay of Proceedings
Bibliographie choisie sur l'abus de
procédure et l'arrêt des procédures

See also / Voir aussi: Canadian Law / Droit canadien

II- Comparative Law -English Law

CORKER, David, and David Young, Abuse of Process and Fairness in Criminal Procedures, London: Butterworths, 2000, xxviii, 235 p., ISBN: 0406902585; copy at the Library of the Supreme Court of Canada; now  a 3rd edition, Haywards Health, West Sussex: Tottel, 2009, lxii, 471 p.;

CORKER, David, David Young with Mark Summers, Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings, 2nd ed., London: Butterworths, 2003, xliii, 325 p., ISBN: xviii, 235 p., ISBN: 0406951365; new book not consulted yet;

CHOO, Andrew L.-T., Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings, Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, xxxiii, 207 p., ISBN: 0198258011;  2nd ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, xxvi, 211 p.;

___________"Halting Criminal Prosecutions: The Abuse of Process Doctrine Revisited", [1995] Criminal Law Review 864-874;

JACOB, I.H., "The Inherent Jurisdiction of the Court", (1970) 23 Current Legal Problems 23-52; of interest to the subject;


M ATHIAS, Don, "The duty to prevent an abuse of process by staying criminal proceedings", in J. Bruce (James Bruce) Robertson, ed., Essays on criminal law: a tribute to Professor Gerald Orchard, Wellington: Brookers, 2004, at pp. 133-150; title noted in my research but article not consulted yet (30 April 2007);

PATTENDEN, Rosemary, "Abuse of Process in Criminal Litigation", (1989) 53 The Journal of Criminal Law 341-357;

___________"The Power of the Courts to Stay a Criminal Prosecution", [1985] Criminal Law Review 175-189;

WELLS, Colin, "Abuse of Process", available at (accessed on 17 July 2006 and on 23 October 2007 for web archive);

____________Abuse of Process: A practical Approach, London: Legal Action Group, 2006, xxxviii, 340 p., ISBN: 101903307465, note: Contributors: Greg Foxsmith, Paul Hynes; title noted in my research but book not consulted; no copy in the Canadian libraries covered by the AMICUS catalogue (verification of 23 October 2007); on contents, see (accessed on 23 October 2007);

WELLS, Colin, et al., Abuse of Process, / Colin Wells ; [contributors, Paul Hynes ... [et al.]], 2nd ed., Bristol : Jordans, c2011, xxxv, 382 p. : ill.; 25 cm.; copy at the Supreme Court of Canada, KF9620 ZC2 W45 2011