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

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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National Post Op/Ed on Proposed Prostitution Law
June 9, 2014

Prof. Perrin writes in today’s National Post that Bill C-36 (Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act) has precisely the right objectives, but needs some amendments and concerted action in order to better address prostitution.

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Bill C-36 Prostitution Laws Introduced in Parliament
June 4, 2014

The Hon. Peter Mackay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduced Bill C-36 (Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act) in Parliament today proposing reforms to Canada’s prostitution laws to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford.

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National Post Op/Ed on Religious Persecution in China
June 4, 2014

In today's National Post, marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Prof. Perrin writes about the ongoing suppression of fundamental freedoms.

Religious persecution in China is appalling as are efforts to punish lawyers who represent people targeted by Chinese authorities from simply practicing their faith openly. Prof. Perrin also highlights the imprisonment, torture, and disappearance of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and calls for his immediate release.

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