Prof. Benjamin Perrin


Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking

Invisible Chains

Date: 2010 (Hardcover); 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

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

Human Trafficking

Date: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis LLP)

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

Modern Warfare

Date: April 2012
Publisher: UBC Press

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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Canadian Victims' Bill of Rights
April 3, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of Bill C-32 (Victims Bill of Rights Act) today alongside Peter Mackay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General.

Prof. Perrin provided brief commentary on the proposed legislation in the media, and will be preparing a detailed study of it with proposed amendments in the coming months.

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Globe & Mail Op/Ed on Russia & Crimea
March 26, 2014

Prof. Perrin writes in an opinion/editorial piece in the Globe and Mail that Russia needs to face significant and long-term diplomatic and economic consequences for its invasion, occupation, and annexation of part of Ukraine.

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CBC Investigation into Massage Parlours
March 24, 2014

CBC's investigative journalism team investigated massage parlours in Regina and their use as frequent fronts for prostitution.

Prof. Perrin provided commentary on the issue, links to sex trafficking in some cases, and the implications of the recent Supreme Court of Canada prostitution law decision in Bedford.

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Summer Research Assistants
February 27, 2014

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
February 24, 2014

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
February 12, 2014

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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