Benjamin Perrin joins the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in August 2007. His teaching and research interests cover domestic and international criminal law, international humanitarian law, comparative constitutional law and human trafficking. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Madam Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada, and was senior policy advisor to the Hon. Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He was the assistant director of the Special Court for Sierra Leone legal clinic which assists the Trial and Appeals Chambers, and completed an internship in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.
Benjamin founded The Future Group, a non-governmental organization that combats human trafficking. He served as its executive director from 2000-2006 and led its inaugural project in Cambodia.The organization works with victims overseas, assists with the extraterritorial prosecution of offenders, and conducts public policy research. Benjamin holds an LL.M. (honours) from McGill University, a J.D. from the University of Toronto, and a B.Comm. (with distinction) from the University of Calgary. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YMCA International Peace Medal, the “Graduate of the Last Decade” award from the University of Calgary, and was named one of Canada’s “best and brightest” by Maclean’s magazine. Benjamin enjoys camping, canoeing, and cooking.
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