civil legal dimension
They are problems that have a
Although people don’t always recognize them as legal problems.
of Canadians experienced one or more justiciable problems between 2003-2006
Justiciable Problems do not occur in isolation. They
One problem often leads to another
Civil law seeks to resolve disputes that are non-criminal in nature. It regulates relationships between private parties (individuals and companies)
This is also known as "momentum"
when justiciable problems aren't solved
of justiciable problems are never resolved
of people reporting a family law problem experience a related health or social problem
of people with a justiciable problem report developing a health or social issue in direct response to that problem.
of children whose parents had an unresolved justiciable problem had a problem at school
of children whose parents had an unresolved justiciable problem got in trouble with the law
The more justiciable problems people have the less likely they are to think the justice system is fair!
To read more about justiciable problems see Hazel Genn et al., Paths to Justice: What People do and Think About Going to Law (Oxford: Hart, 1999); Ab Currie, The Legal Problems of Everyday Life: The Nature, Extent and Consequences of Justiciable Problems Experienced by Canadians (Ottawa:Department of Justice Canada, 2007)
The term "justiciable problems" has been developed by a number of researchers. See for example, Hazel Genn, Paths to Justice: What People Do and Think About Going to Law (Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 1999). Pleasence, Pascoe, Alex Buck, Nigel Balmer, Aoife O’Grady, Hazel Genn, Marisol Smith (Legal Services Commission 2004). Causes of Action: Civil Law and Social Justice. Ab Currie, The Legal Problems of Everyday Life: The Nature, Extent and Consequences of Justiciable Problems Experienced by Canadians (Ottawa:Department of Justice Canada, 2007)