2008 Archive

Gender barrier persists at Vancouver Olympics
Howard Berkes. National Public Radio(NPR). December 29, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Judge denies sex-trade group its day in court
Charlie Smith. The Georgia Straight. December 18, 2008.
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet
Full Story

Is our voting system racist?
Georgia Straight. November 27, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Emeritus Bill Black
Full Story

Boughton Law Corporation denounces copyright law and wins Great Debate
CNW Group. November 14, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Joost Blom
Full Story

Canada's 'troubling picture'; Authorities fight losing battle against sale of human beings
Tamara Cherry. The Toronto Sun. November 13 2008. Page: 4.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

New Beginnings give victims fresh start in Peel
Tamara Cherry. The Toronto Sun. November 9, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Sex Slaves Find Hope: Craigslist introduces measures to crack down on human trafficking -- but only in America
Tamara Cherry. The Toronto Sun. November 9, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Sex slaves find hope; Craigslist introduces measures to crack down on human trafficking -- but only in America
Tamar Cherry. The Toronto Sun. November 9, 2008. Page: 4.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Profiles: Benjamin Perrin
UBC Annual Report 2008. November 4, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

B.C. lags behind on rights
Irwin Loy. 24 Hours Vancouver. October 24, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young

Killer makes his plea for parole today
Susan Duncan. Kamloops Daily News. October 22, 2008. pg. A.1
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant

Edmonton sex offender not considered "high-risk" before alleged weekend attacks
Ben Gelinas, Jennifer Yang, Ryan Cormier. Daily Bulletin. October 8, 2008. pg. 22
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet

Why wasn't public warned?; Police weren't told to issue notice about man now charged in another sexual assault
Ben Gelinas, Jennifer Yang, Ryan Cormier. Edmonton Journal. October 8, 2008. pg. A.1
Mentioned: Associate Professor Janine Benedet

Edmonton sex offender not considered "high-risk'' before alleged weekend attacks 
Ben Gelinas, Jennifer Yang and Ryan Cormier. The National Post. October 7, 2008. Mentioned: Professor Janine Benedet 
Full Story

Meltdown is a sure sign that free markets don't work
Joel Bakan. The Vancouver Sun. October 3, 2008. Page: A15.
Mentioned: Professor Joel Bakan, Article Special to the Sun.
Full Story

Canada turns its back on victims
Tamara Cherry, Toronto Sun, October 1, 2008
- Article also appearing inOttawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun, Canoe.ca
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Infanticide ruling could set precedent
Anonymous. The Ottawa Citizen. GuelSeptember 13, 2008. Page: A3.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe

Life after death; For more than a decade, the Virk family has experienced trauma after trauma -first the murder of their teenage daughter and now the possibility of a fourth trial for a young woman accused in her killing
Rod Mickleburgh, Robert Matas. The Globe and Mail. September 13, 2008. Page: A3
Mentioned: Professor Tony Sheppard
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Mother killed boys four years apart; Found guilty of infanticide
Katie Rook .National Post. September 12, 2008. Page: A1.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
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Mom convicted of killing 2 sons; Woman not fully recovered from childbirth, judge rules
Jordana Huber. Edmonton Journal.  September 12, 2008. Page: A6.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe

Human-rights enforcement deeply troubling: Critics; Loopholes leave tribunals open to abuse, groups say
Lena Sin. The Vancouver Province. September 12, 2008. Page: A20.
Mentioned: Professor emeritus Bill Black
Full Story

Will Olympics Be Magnet for Human Traffickers?
Doerthe Keilholz. The Tyee. September 4, 2008.
Full Story
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin

Mair wants retraction from Supreme Court judges; Former radio host unhappy with characterization 
Frank Luba. The Vancouver Province. Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Page: A3.
Mentioned: Professor Joost Blom 
Full Story

Verdict expected in trial of woman charged with deaths of two sons
The Canadian Press. August 24, 2008, 
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe

Wrongful conviction triggers B.C. review; Massive search launched for cases in which hair analysis played key role
Larry Pynn and Chantal Eustace. The Vancouver Sun. Saturday, August 23, 2008. Page: A3.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe 
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What ails the economy? Too much ownership, author says Law professor's book on 'gridlock' offers a rare critique of market forces from a pro-market point of view. John Allemang explains
John Allemang. The Globe and Mail. August 23, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara Rajan
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Interview with Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe on the BC case of Jaswinder Kang
The Morning Show with Marke Driesschen and Patrick Maliha. 1410 CFUN. Monday, August 25, 2008.

Wrongful conviction triggers BC review: Massive search launched for cases in which hair analysis played key role
Larry Pynn and Chantal Eustace. The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, August 23, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
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Verdict expected in trial of woman charged with deaths of two sons
Canadian Press. August 23, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
Full Story

Pedophile sentencing
Dan Matheson. CTV News with Lloyd Robinson. Saturday, August 16, 2008
Interview with Assistant Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Murder trial draws attention from legal scholars
Scott Tracey. Guelph Mercury. July 28, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe
Full Story

Trial underway for mother accused of killing her two baby boys
CTV News Southwestern Ontario. July 21, 2008.
Mentioned: Assistant Professor Emma Cunliffe

Gay marriage is forever in Oklahoma: Divorce is off-limits for gay couples in many states
Kate Lunau. Maclean's. July 28, 2008. Page: 29.
Mentioned: Professor Susan Boyd

Copyright bill stirs debate about privacy, consumer rights
Steve Lambert. The Canadian Press. July 9, 2008. 
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara-Rajan
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Canada considered charging overseas child abuser; Officials weighed invoking rarely used Criminal Code provision for B.C. man who eventually pleaded guilty in Thailand, documents say
Omar El Akkad. The Globe and Mail. July 7, 2008. Page: A7
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Copyright law needs revamp 
The Asian Pacific Post. June 16 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara Rajan
Full Story

The Best of The Sunday Edition: June 8, 2008 (Forum - Knocking on Heaven's Door: Is Canada's Immigration Policy Fair?)
Featured: Catherine Dauvergne, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and Canada Research Chair in Migration Law
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Legal experts say welfare moms have rights case
Shannon Rupp. Georgia Straight. April 28, 2008. 
Mentioned: Associate Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Is your ipod breaking the law?; Ottawa plans to target music, film piracy with fines of up to $20,000
Kelly Sinoski , Sarah Schmid. The Vancouver Sun. June 13, 2008. Page: A1 / FRONT.
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara Rajan
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Ottawa's copyright legislation is questioned
Peter Grainger. CTV.CA. June 13, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara Rajan
Full Story

Copyright in the Digital Era
Lorraine Chan. UBC Reports. June 5, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Mira Sundara Rajan
Full Story

Canada must act on human trafficking: U.S. report
CTV, Canada AMJune 5, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Grand Prix brings human trafficking and sex trade to Montreal: activists
The Canadian Press. June 4, 2008 and June 5, 2008 
This Story appearing in the following outlets: CTV, Canoe.ca, Victoria Star, Chronicle Herald, Vancouver Province, Metro, CKWS, CJCL, Northern Light, 940 AM, Miramichi Leader, Bugle-Observer, and others.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Human-trafficking efforts slammed; UBC law professor is shocked by lack of prosecutions in this country
Suzanne Fournier. The Vancouver Province. June 4, 2008 Page: A4 
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
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Even constitution can't help women ski jumpers
Prince George Citizen. May 31, 2008. Page: 6
Mentioned: Professor Emeritus William Black

Clement disagrees with Insite decision: ‘Examing Options’
Melissa Leong. National Post. May 29, 2008. p. A.6.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Interview with Professor Margot Young on the Insite Decision
CBC Radio: On the Coast. May 29, 2008.

UBC and HKU forge law school alliance
National Post. May 28, 2008
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Does judgment clear way for safe-injection sites? 
Robert Matas. The Globe and Mail. May 29, 2008. Page: S1.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
Full Story

Passport theft in Canada increasing dramatically
CTV.ca. May 15, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Numbers of lost and stolen Canadian passports rising dramatically
Jered Stuffco. The Canadian Press. May 14, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Push Canada to reverse its position: panelists
Jennifer Feinberg. Chilliwack Progress. April 16, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor June McCue
Full Story

Free forum on rights issue
Paul J. Henderson. Chilliwack Times. Apr 11, 2008. pg. 10
Mentioned: Professor June McCue

Interview with Prof. Perrin on Human Trafficking Conference in Montreal
CTV: NewsNet, April 10, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Sex tourism thriving; Since 1993, nearly 150 Canadians have been charged with sex crimes
David Wylie. Harbour City Star. April 9, 2008. pg. B.14
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Child-sex tourism law not enforced
David Wylie. Canwest News, April 3, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Child-sex tourism law not enforced, professor claims
Camille Bain, CP. The London Free Press. April 2, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Law professor says Canada's 'sex tourism' laws need to be better enforced
Jim Goddard. News 1130. April 1, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

“Guns for Hire - With Canadian Taxpayer Dollars"
Benjamin Perrin. (March 2008) 6 Human Security Bulletin 5.
Full Story

Fathers' group spokesman loses defamation lawsuit
Richard Warnica, with files from Richard Watts. CanWest News Service. March 13.
Mentioned: Professor Susan B. Boyd
Full Story

The Women's Court of Canada. [ONT Edition]
Jennifer Koshan & Teressa Nahanee. Toronto Star. March 8, 2008. ID.6
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young

University of British Columbia’s new Faculty of Law building meets needs of students 
Patricia Williams. Journal of Commerce. February 27, 2008.
Mentioned: Dean Mary Anne Bobinski
Full Story

'Father Teresa,' faces charges of sex abuse in Haiti; Helped Children
Graeme Hamilton. National Post. February 21, 2008. pg. A.1
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Two Canadian aid workers charged with sex crimes in Haiti
Les Perreaux. Canadian Press. February 20, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Two Quebecers charged for sexual assaults on minors in Haiti
Marianne White. National Post. February 20, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin
Full Story

Rights of single moms by choicecollide with claims of genetic dads
Susan Boyd. The Lawyers Weekly. February 15, 2008.

B.C. looks at gender-neutral legislation to address same-sex parenting issues.
Fiona Kelly. The Lawyers Weekly. February 15, 2008.

Harvesting illegal organs
Don Matheson. CTV News and Current Affairs. February 14, 2008
Mentioned: Professor Benjamin Perrin

Prison mom focused on raising child
Lori Culbert, Gerry Bellett. Prince George Citizen. February 9, 2008. p. 1
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson

Back to basics; An evening with Socrates
Mike Youds. Kamloops Daily News. February 8, 2008. pg. B.2
Mentioned: Professor Stephen Wexler

We must strive hard to ensure that B.C. justice is fair to all
Editorial. The Vancouver Province, February 8, 2008. p.g. A.18.
Mentioned: Tamara Levy, Director of the Innocence Project at UBC Faculty of Law.

Organ trafficking and Arrest of Amit Kumar in India
CTV, Interview with Professor Benjamin Perrin on organ trafficking and Arrest of Amit Kumar in India, CTV Newsnet, Feb. 8, 2008.

Baby stays with jailed mom; Convicted of killing her husband, woman becomes the first in B.C. to keep her child in federal prison
Lori Culbert, Gerry Bellett. The Vancouver Sun. February 8, 2008. 
pg.  A.1 / FRONT
Mentioned: Professor Michael Jackson & Sarah Rauch, Director of the First Nations Legal Clinic
Full Story

Eight years' jail for innocent man: Lawyers reviewing cases to look for other miscarriages of justice
Lena Sin. The Province. February 03, 2008
Mentioned: Tamara Levy, Director of the UBC Law Innocence Project
Full Story

Crown wants to try Pickton for 26 deaths if he's granted an appeal; [Final Edition]
Lori Culbert. The Vancouver Sun. January 8, 2008. pg. A.1
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant

Crown happy with Pickton verdict, despite appeal
Lori Culbert. Vancouver Sun. January 07, 2008.
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant