Professor Benjamin Perrin

Major Publications

Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations and the Law

Date: 2012 (Hardcover); 2013 (Paperback)
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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Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities

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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Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking

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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News & Announcements

Supreme Court of Canada "Policy-Maker of the Year"
November 27, 2014

Prof. Perrin's report published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute reviews the Court’s top-10 decisions of the last year and makes the case for recognizing it as the "Policy Maker of the Year".

This report also found that the Court was remarkably united in its decisions on major cases, and resoundingly rejected federal government positions on the most significant cases in 2013-2014.

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Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court
November 19, 2014

Prof. Perrin presented his research findings to the UBC Faculty of Law research colloquium on a recent study, entitled: “Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Examining the First Decade of Investigative and Pre-Trial Proceedings”.

This study will appear in the International Criminal Law Review in early 2015.

Globe & Mail Op-Ed on Terror Attacks
October 25, 2014

In the wake of two suspected "lone wolf" terrorist attacks in Canada, Prof. Perrin argues that our laws are up to the homegrown terror threat and we must resist the urge to overreact in the coming days.

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Globe & Mail Op-Ed on New Prostitution Laws
October 17, 2014

Prof. Perrin writes in today’s Globe and Mail about what happens next after the adoption of Bill C-36, which responds to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford.

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Macdonald-Laurier Institute Paper on New Prostitution Laws
October 16, 2014

Prof. Perrin’s latest report published with MLI recommends steps to ensure the effective implementation of Bill C-36, which responds to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford, and assesses an anticipated Charter challenge to it.

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National Post Op/Ed on High-Risk Violent Offenders
September 26, 2014

In today’s National Post, Prof. Perrin argues that, in the wake of the tragic killing of Surrey teenager Serena Vermeersch, new tools are needed to deal with high-risk violent offenders.

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International Criminal Law Review Article
August 14, 2014

Prof. Perrin’s article “Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Examining the First Decade of Investigative and Pre-Trial Proceedings” has been accepted for publication in the International Criminal Law Review.

This is the first publication coming out of the Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative launched earlier this year.

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Commentary on Victims Bill of Rights
June 19, 2014

In a report released today by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, Prof. Perrin applauds the federal government for introducing the Victims Bill of Rights Act (Bill C-32) but cautions that without giving victims the ability to enforce these new rights, the bill’s goals will be neutralized and it will replicate the failure of previous ill-fated attempts at protecting victims.

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