Benjamin Perrin

Associate Professor

Tel:  604.822.1208
Fax: 604.822.8108
E-mail: perrin@allard.ubc.ca
Office Location: Allard Hall, 363
Twitter: @profbenperrin

Personal Site: http://www.allard.ubc.ca/perrin/professor-benjamin-perrin

Profile

Benjamin Perrin is an Associate Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy. He is a Faculty Associate at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Professor Perrin's principal teaching and research interests are Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and International Criminal Law. He is the author of Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada (Thomson Reuters, 2017) and Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking (Penguin, 2011), which was named one of the top books of the year by the Globe and Mail. He is also the editor of Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations and the Law (UBC Press, 2012) and co-editor of Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities (CRC Press, 2012). He is also the author of numerous law review articles and book chapters, and provides commentary in the media.

Professor Perrin served as Special Advisor, Legal Affairs and Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister. In addition to acting as legal counsel, he was lead policy advisor on all matters related to the Department of Justice, Public Safety Canada (including the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Correctional Service of Canada, and Parole Board of Canada), and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Prior to joining UBC, Professor Perrin was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, judicial intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, assistant director of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Legal Clinic (which assisted the Trial and Appeals Chambers), senior policy advisor to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and executive director of a non- governmental organization that combats human trafficking.

Professor Perrin received a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in 2001, a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2005, and a Master of Laws (with honours) from McGill University in 2007. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2007 and the Bar in British Columbia in 2010. He is currently a non-practising member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Courses

  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • International Criminal Law

Representative Published Works

Books

Benjamin Perrin, Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017).

Benjamin Perrin, ed., Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations and the Law (UBC Press, 2012).

John Winterdyk, Benjamin Perrin, and Philip Reichel, eds., Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities (CRC Press, December 2011)

Benjamin Perrin, Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking (Hardcover - Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010; Paperback - Toronto: Penguin, 2011).

Book Chapters & Journal Articles

Benjamin Perrin, “Out of the Shadows: A Comparative Assessment of the Role of Victims at the International Criminal Court and in Canada” (2015) 93 Canadian Bar Review 459-500.

Benjamin Perrin, “Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Examining the First Decade of Investigative and Pre-Trial Proceedings” (2015) 15:2 International Criminal Law Review 298-338.

Benjamin Perrin, "Migrant Smuggling: Canada's Response to a Global Criminal Enterprise" (2013) 1:2 International Journal of Social Science Studies 139-153.

Benjamin Perrin, "Mind the Gap: Lacunae in the International Legal Framework Governing Private Military and Security Companies" (2012) 31(3) Criminal Justice Ethics 213-232.

Benjamin Perrin, "Private Security and Humanitarian Assistance: International Humanitarian Law Implications" in Benjamin Perrin, ed., Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012) 123-156.

Benjamin Perrin, "Trafficking in Persons & Transit Countries: A Canada-U.S. Case Study in Global Perspective", (2011) 14:2-3 Trends in Organized Crime 235-264

Benjamin Perrin, "Just Passing Through? International Legal Obligations and Policies of Transit Countries in Combating Trafficking in Persons" (2010) 7:1 European Journal of Criminology 11-27.

Benjamin Perrin, "Taking a Vacation from the Law? Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction and Section 7(4.1) of the Criminal Code" (2009) 31 Canadian Criminal Law Review 171-206.

Benjamin Perrin, "Searching for Accountability: The Draft U.N. International Convention on the Regulation, Oversight and Monitoring of Private Military and Security Companies" (2009) 47 Canadian Yearbook of International Law 299-317.

Benjamin Perrin, "Apprehension of Indicted War Criminals: Lessons from the former Yugoslavia" in Roberta Arnold, ed., Law Enforcement within the Framework of Peace Support Operations (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2008), 139-155.

Benjamin Perrin, "Searching for Law While Seeking Justice: The Difficulties of Enforcing International Humanitarian Law in International Criminal Trials" (2008) 39 Ottawa Law Review 367-403.

Benjamin Perrin, "Promoting Compliance of Private Security & Military Companies with International Humanitarian Law" (2006) 863 International Review of the Red Cross 613-636.

Benjamin Perrin, "Challenges Facing the EU Network of Competition Authorities: Insights from a Comparative Criminal Law Perspective" (2006) 31 European Law Review 540-564.

Benjamin Perrin, "Making Sense of Complementarity: The Relationship Between the International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions" (2006) 18 Sri Lanka Journal of International Law 301-325.

Benjamin Perrin, "Child Soldiers: Legal and Military Challenges in Confronting a Global Phenomenon" (2005) 50 McGill Law Journal 687-694 (book note re: Peter W. Singer,Children at War. (New York: Pantheon, 2005)).

Benjamin Perrin, "Terrorism, Secession & Multinational Constitutions: The Challenge of Sri Lanka" (2004) 16 Sri Lanka Journal of International Law 175-234.

Reports

Benjamin Perrin, "The Supreme Court vs. Parliament: Supreme Court of Canada 2016 Year in Review" (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2016).

Benjamin Perrin & Richard Audas, “Report Card on the Criminal Justice System: Evaluating Canada’s Justice Deficit” (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2016).

Benjamin Perrin, Richard Audas, and Sarah Péloquin-Ladany, "Canada's Justice Deficit: The Case for a Justice System Report Card" (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2016).

Benjamin Perrin, "Dissent from Within at the Supreme Court of Canada: 2015 Year in Review" (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2016).

Benjamin Perrin, “Punishing the Most Heinous Crimes: Analysis and Recommendations Related to Bill C-53 (Life Means Life Act)” (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2015).

Benjamin Perrin, “The Supreme Court of Canada: Policy-Maker of the Year” (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2014).

Benjamin Perrin, “How to Make Canada’s New Prostitution Laws Work” (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2014).

Benjamin Perrin, "More Than Words: Enhancing the Proposed Canadian Victims Bill of Rights" (Bill C-32) (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2014).

Benjamin Perrin, "Oldest profession or oldest oppression?: Addressing prostitution after the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canada v. Bedford" (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2014).

Benjamin Perrin, "Migrant Smuggling: Canada's Response to a Global Criminal Enterprise", (Ottawa: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, 2011).

Benjamin Perrin, "Written Submission on the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10 - The Safe Streets and Communities Act)", Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (October 13, 2011).

Benjamin Perrin, "Discussion Paper: Sexual Exploitation of Children & Adolescents (Canada)", Canada-U.S. Consultation in Preparation for the World Congress III Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (Washington, D.C.: October 2-3, 2008).

Benjamin Perrin, "Recommendations on Proposal for a National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking", Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (The Future Group: Ottawa, 2007).

Benjamin Perrin, "Ensuring Effective Implementation of Measures to Protect Victims and Creation of a Canadian Counter-Human Trafficking Office", Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (The Future Group: Ottawa, 2006).

Benjamin Perrin, "Falling Short of the Mark: An International Study on the Treatment of Victims of Human Trafficking" (Calgary, Alberta: The Future Group, 2006).

Benjamin Perrin et al., The Future of Southeast Asia: Challenges of Human Trafficking and Child Sex Slavery in Cambodia (Phnom Penh: The Future Group, 2001).

 

Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.