Prof. Benjamin Perrin
Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking
Date: 2010 (Hardcover); 2011 (Paperback)
Prof. Perrin's first book was named one of the top books of the year by The Globe and Mail and has changed Canadian policies on human trafficking.
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Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities
This edited volume by Profs. John Winterdyk, Benjamin Perrin, and Philip Reichel is the first multi-disciplinary academic book on the global problem of human trafficking.
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Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations and the Law
Date: April 2012
Today's armed conflicts have outpaced the laws governing them, making this edited volume by Prof. Perrin an essential part of the contemporary debate on the future of international humanitarian law and the proliferation of non-state armed groups, private military and security companies, and humanitarian organizations.
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Summer Research Assistants
Prof. Perrin is hiring up to 3 law students for full-time work on the Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative. The application deadline is Friday, March 7th at Noon via email.
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Public Consultation on Reform of Prostitution Laws
The Department of Justice is seeking your views on how to respond to the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford. This online public consultation is open until March 17th.
Prof. Perrin has submitted recommendations from his recent report on this topic.
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Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative
The Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative is a new collaborative teaching, research, and advocacy project based at the UBC Faculty of Law, led by Prof. Benjamin Perrin.
This project takes a victim-centered approach to better understand, and enhance, the rights of victims of serious domestic and international crimes.
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Columnist Barbara Kay on Prof. Perrin's Prostitution Law Reform Recommendations
In an article in today's National Post, columnist Barbara Kay writes on Prof. Perrin's recent report on reforming Canada's prostitution laws in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford.
Kay calls the report (which recommends greater support for prostitutes to exit and instead hold johns, pimps, and traffickers criminally responsible), "a valuable contribution" that "makes good, principled sense".
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Prof. Perrin's Report on Overhauling Prostitution Laws
Parliament has only one year to amend its laws surrounding prostitution after the Supreme Court of Canada found on Dec. 20, 2013, that they infringe on Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Otherwise we will face de facto legalized prostitution.
In a major paper released today by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Prof. Perrin offers a road map to what should be Canada's goal: Getting women out of prostitution.
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