Constitutionalized Intergovernmental Agreements and Third Parties: Canada and Australia


  • Nigel Bankes



Agreements between two sovereign levels of government are both numerous and significant in modern federal states. Professor Bankes examines the intergovernmental agreements in two such states, Canada and Australia. In particular, he focuses on several concerns: the unintended effects on the rights of third parties arising from the detail of agreements, and the permanence and longevity of constitutional agreements. His investigation raises questions about the wisdom of enshrining intergovernmental agreements with constitutional protection, especially under changing political circumstances.


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