G-PRD members are very active in fundamental and applied research aimed at developing the foundations of participative justice, its application in professional contexts and at mobilizing various knowledge needed for the professionalization of practices. This is a list of our most recent publications.


Administration and Reform of Civil Justice

Sense of Access to Justice

Jean-François Roberge,  « Sense of Access to Justice as a Framework for Civil Procedure Justice Reform » (2016) 17 (2) Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, p. 323. Available online : http://cardozojcr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Roberge.pdf

Jean-François Roberge, The Sense of Access to Justice following a Settlement Conference. Research report on the experience of citizens and lawyers at the Superior Court and Court of Québec (December 2014). Available online: http://www.tribunaux.qc.ca/mjq_en/c-superieure/pdf/rech_exp_justiciables_cs_cq-a.pdf

Legal Theory and Participatory Justice

Jean-François Roberge, “Participatory Justice: Foundations and Practice”, in Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio and Béatrice Brenneur, (ed.), Manuel interdisciplinaire des modes amiables de résolution des conflits, Éditions Larcier, 2015, p. 813 [in French]. Available online: http://editionslarcier.larciergroup.com/titres/130195_2/manuel-interdisciplinaire-des-modes-amiables-de-resolution-des-conflits-interdisciplinary-handbook-of-dispute-resolution.html

Jean-François Roberge and Elvis Grahovic, “Access to Justice and Success in Settlement Conference: Myths and Realities” (2014) 73 Revue du Barreau, p. 435 [in French]. Available online: http://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/publications/revue/2014-tome-73-2.pdf

Jean-François Roberge, « Emerging Trends in Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution in Canada » (2014) 4 (2) Revue d’arbitrage et de médiation / Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (RAMJAM), p. 69. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/DynamicData/files/3430_RamJam-vol4-no2_Roberge.pdf

Jean-François Roberge, “The Future of Judicial Dispute Resolution. A Judge Who Facilitates Participatory Justice” in Tania Sourdin & Archie Zariski, (eds.), The Multi-Tasking Judge. Comparative Judicial Dispute Resolution, Australia, Thomson Reuters, 2013, p. 21. Available online: http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/the-multi-tasking-judge-comparative-judicial-dispute-resolution-ebook/productdetail/116254

Jean-François Roberge, “Perspectives on Access to Justice and Dispute Prevention and Resolution: The Canadian Experience” (2013) 17 (2) Dutch-Flemish Mediation and Conflict Management Journal, p. 13. Available online: http://www.boomlemmatijdschriften.nl/tijdschrift/tijdschriftmediation/2013/2

Jean-François Roberge, Participatory Justice. Changing Legal Practice with an Integrative Culture of Dispute Resolution, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2011, 428 p. [in French]. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/detail-du-produit/la-justice-participative-changer-le-milieu-juridique-par-une-culture-integrative-de-reglement-des-différends/

Véronique Fraser, The Participation of Civil Society as Amicus Curiae with Panels and the Appellate Body of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization, Collection Minerve, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2010, 142 p. [in French]. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/produit-recherche/?qa=auth&qt=Véronique+Fraser

Jean-François Roberge, “Could Judicial Mediation Deliver a Better Justice? What if we TRAIN judges as EXPATS?” (2010) 1 (1) Revue d’arbitrage et de médiation / Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (RAMJAM), p. 3. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/detail-du-produit/la-justice-participative-changer-le-milieu-juridique-par-une-culture-integrative-de-reglement-des-differends/

Québec‘s New Code of Civil Procedure

Jean-François Roberge, S. Axel-Luc Hountohotegbè and Elvis Grahovic, “Article 1 of Québec’s New Code of Civil Procedure. Recommendations for Achieving a Change of Culture” (2015) 49 (2) Revue juridique Thémis de l’Université de Montréal (RJTUM), p. 487. [in French]. Available online: https://ssl.editionsthemis.com/revue/

Jean-François Roberge, “New Code of Civil Procedure Commented and Annotated: Articles 1 à 7, 161-165, 605-619 », in Luc Chamberland, (ed.), Le Grand Collectif, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2015 [in French]. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/detail-du-produit/le-grand-collectif-code-de-procedure-civile-commentaires-et-annotations/

Jean-François Roberge, Judicial Settlement Typology of Canadian Judges Sitting in First Instance and its Impacts on the Judiciary System, the Law and Justice. Study of the Perception of Canadian Judges, doctoral thesis in law (LL.D.), University of Laval / University of Sherbrooke, 2007, 383 p. [in French]. Available online: www.theses.ulaval.ca/2007/24199/24199.pdf


Négociation and mediation

Problem solving Lawyer

Jean-François Roberge, Véronique Fraser and Tessa Manuello, « Problem Solving Lawyer. Propositions and Negotiation Strategies for a Value-added Legal Practice” (2016) Revue d’arbitrage et de médiation / Journal of Arbitration and Mediation [in French] (to be published).

Jean-François Roberge and Véronique Fraser, “The Art and Science of Negociation in the Context of the New Code of Civil Procedure. Essential Strategies for Lawyers” (2015) Tome 74 Revue du Barreau 531 [in French]. Available online: http://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/publications/revue/2015-tome-74-2.pdf

Jean-François Roberge and Elvis Grahovic, “The Lawyer As Effective Negotiator. Myths and Realities” in Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, (ed.), Développements récents en droit des affaires, vol 390, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2014, p. 1-22 [in French]. Available online: http://www.editionsyvonblais.com/detail-du-produit/developpements-recents-en-droit-des-affaires-2014-volume-390/

Jean-François Roberge, Axel-Luc Hountohotegbè and Catherine Dion-Lafont, “Negotiation Integrative Tools for the Settlement Lawyer” in Cahiers de perfectionnement du Notariat, no 2, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013 [in French].

Legal Design Lawyering

Véronique Fraser and Jean-François Roberge, “Legal Design Lawyering: Rebooting Legal Business Model with Design Thinking” (2016) 16 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (to be published).

Negotiation Structures

Jean-François Roberge and Véronique Fraser, « Negotiation », in Pierre-Claude Lafond, (ed.), Régler autrement les différends, Lexis-Nexis, 2015, p.27-48. Available online: https://store.lexisnexis.ca/en/categories/products/regler-autrement-les-differends-skusku-cad-6554/details

Jean-François Roberge and Roy J. Lewicki, “Should We Trust Grand Bazaar Carpet Sellers (and vice versa)? », in Christopher Honeyman, James Coben and Giuseppe De Palo, (eds.), Venturing beyond the classroom. Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture, vol 2, St-Paul, DRI Press, 2010, p. 421-438.


Jean-François Roberge, “Mediation and Psychology of Cooperation” (2016) Psycho-Droit, Actes du colloque inaugural de la Société française de psychologie juridique, p. 131 [in French]. Available online: http://www.psycho-droit.com/images/pdf/Psycho-Droit.1.2016.pdf

Catherine Choquette, Jie He and Véronique Fraser, The Prevention and Resolution of Environmental Disputes: A Reflection on the Impacts of the New Code of Civil Procedure”, in Louise Lalonde and Stéphane Bernatchez, (eds.), Le nouveau Code de procédure civile du Québec : «approche différente » et « accès à la justice » ?, Éditions Revue de Droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, 2015, p. 397-424 [in French].  Available online: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/droit/accueil/nouvelles/nouvelles-details/article/27470/

Catherine Régis and Jean-François Roberge, “Rethinking the Complaints Based Process in the Québec Health Care System to Implement a Mediation Philosophy” (2013) Revue Droit et Santé, Hors-Série 50e numéro, p. 215 [in French].

Jean Poitras, Arnaud Stimec and Jean-François Roberge, “The Negative Impact of Attorneys on Workplace Mediation Outcomes: A Myth or a Reality?” (2010) 26 (1) Negotiation Journal, p. 9. Available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1571-9979.2009.00251.x/abstract


Dispute Prevention and Risk Management

Prevention of disputes

Véronique Fraser, The Legitimacy of the World Trade Organization Rulemaking Processes: A Case Studies Analysis, doctoral thesis in law (Ph.D.), University of Ottawa, Common law section, 2015, 443 p. Available online: https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/32949

Véronique Fraser, « Horizontal Mechanism Proposal for the Resolution of Non-Tariff Disputes at the WTO: An Analysis » (2012) 15 (4) Journal of International Economic Law, p. 1033. Available online: http://jiel.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/4/1033.short

Hervé Cassan, “The Multilateral Peace Diplomacy: Advocacy for a Code of Procedure”, in Vincent Chetail, (eds.),  Conflits, sécurité et cooperation/ Conflicts, Security and Cooperation. Liber Amicorum & Victor-Yves Ghebali, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2007, p. 105 [in French]. Avalailable online: http://fr.bruylant.larciergroup.com/titres/124975_2/conflits-securite-et-cooperation-conflicts-security-and-cooperation.html