OTTAWA - Alberta's justice minister has forced an inquiry into a Federal Court judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't keep her knees together.

The Canadian Judicial Council says the inquiry, which is likely to be public, will determine whether Justice Robin Camp should be removed from his job.

An inquiry is held automatically when a provincial justice minister requests one.

The council had already ordered a review panel to examine the judge's decision in a 2014 case when he was a provincial court judge in Calgary.

Camp acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl after deciding that the man's version of events was more credible.

Three legal academics who filed a complaint about Camp's decision said he disregarded the law and treated the woman badly.