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Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking
Benjamin Perrin
Liu Faculty Fellow Prof. Benjamin Perrin's first book "Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking" is being published this fall by Penguin Group (Canada). Hardcover copies are now available online for pre-order.
Global Focus: On the Edges of Conflict
Benjamin Perrin, Brian Job
Armed conflict in the early 21st century tends to be asymmetrical and protracted, fought by an array of armed groups on both physical and political battlefields, and causing disproportionate suffering and death to civilians. The Edges of Conflict Project is working to better understand the nature of such conflict and to improve respect for the rule of law in complex security environments.
Global Focus: Her name is Beatrice, my name is Lara
Lara Rosenoff
"Her Name is Beatrice, My Name is Lara: experiences in witnessing, internal displacement and conflict in Northern Uganda after 23 years of war" is a documentary project examining a documentary’s potentials and pitfalls in critical 'witnessing,' while exploring how voices from those living in the centre of conflict can challenge dominant media and humanitarian narratives. A photo- and video-based exhibition will be featured in the Liu Institute's lobby starting 14 January 2010.
Global Focus: Rape in the DR Congo: Canada, where are you?
Africa Canada Accountability Coalition
On September 14, 2009, the Africa Canada Accountability Coalition, a student led initiative at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, spoke before the Canada Senate Committee for Human Rights about why and how Canada should address mass rape in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo; regions where mineral exploitation fuels a conflict that preys upon women and girls, and where Canada is the largest non-African investor in the mining industry.
Global Focus: Ending the Vacation of Canada’s Travelling Sex Offenders
Benjamin Perrin
A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) finds that Canada has fallen behind Australia and the United States in cracking down on its travelling child sex offenders, and calls on the RCMP to pro-actively enforce Canada’s so-called “child sex tourism” laws. The study is particularly timely with the recent extradition of an alleged Canadian child sex offender on child sex tourism charges in the U.S.
Justice and Reconciliation Project
Erin Baines
JRP works with youth and their communities to strengthen locally owned approaches to the reintegration of ex-combatants, justice and reconciliation in war torn northern Uganda. The project is based at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.
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