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

Canadian Bar Review Article on Victims
June 17, 2015

The peer-reviewed Canadian Bar Review has accepted an article by Prof. Perrin entitled “Out of the Shadows: A Comparative Assessment of the Role of Victims at the International Criminal Court and in Canada”. This publication is part of the Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative led by Prof. Perrin. It is expected to be published in the Fall.

Report on Bill C-53 (Life Means Life Act)
May 7, 2015

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy published Prof. Perrin’s report on Bill C-53, which calls for amendments to this proposed legislation that would bring life without parole to Canada.

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International Criminal Law Review Article
April 29, 2015

Prof. Perrin’s article “Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Examining the First Decade of Investigative and Pre-Trial Proceedings” appears in the latest edition of the International Criminal Law Review, a leading international peer-reviewed journal.

The article is part of the Justice for Victims of Crime Initiative led by Prof. Perrin that seeks to improve justice for victims internationally and in Canada.

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Part-Time Summer Research Assistant Position
March 12, 2015
 
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy is hiring a part-time summer research assistant to work on a project led by Prof. Perrin and Dr. Rick Audas of Memorial University on improving Canada’s justice system.
 
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Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
March 3, 2015
 
Prof. Perrin has been retained to act as Senior Litigation Counsel for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on an ongoing basis. Prof. Perrin was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2007 and is a practising member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
 
The JCCF represents Canadians in public interest litigation related to fundamental freedoms and equality under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
 
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Alleged Canadian Pedophile Arrested in Nepal
January 21, 2015
 
Prof. Perrin provided commentary to the CBC on the arrest of Canadian Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh in Nepal on child sex offence charges.

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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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