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Abomination: Local belief systems and international justice
This edition of Field Notes analyzes the Acholi concept of abomination to assess what relevance it has for transitional justice in northern Uganda. JRP
Erin Baines   Benjamin Perrin
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.
Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism
Peter Dauvergne, Genevieve LeBaron

March 14, 2014
International Journal of Transitional Justice Special Issue: Transitional Justice and the Everyday
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Erin Baines
A special edition of The International Journal of Transitional Justice, edited by Professors Pilar Riaño-Alcalá and Erin Baines.
October 29, 2012
A better plan to stop migrant smuggling
Benjamin Perrin
Faculty Associate Benjamin Perrin writes about migrant smuggling and the Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act (Bill C-4), which was re-introduced in Parliament in June 2011 and includes amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). “Bill C-4 contains a maligned provision that would automatically detain migrants who are part of a group arrival designated by the Minister for a year without access to review, unless they are released by the Minister or they are granted refugee status earlier,” he writes. Perrin suggests that Bill C-4 should be modified so that smuggled migrants should receive an initial review within 48 hours, with further reviews every three or six months thereafter; and so that minors should be exempted from the new regulations, and handled under the current rules that related to their age group.
November 14, 2011
ICCLR International Lecture Series: Eric MacDonald
March 21, 2014
This series the guest lecturer will be Eric MacDonald, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court The Hague.
UBC Anthropology Colloquia: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
February 27, 2014
Anthropology Colloquia with Pilar Riaño-Alcalá on Justice Narratives and Emplaced Testimonial Practices among the Wayuu in the Upper Guajira.
New Wave in African Cinema: Directors Roundtable
November 04, 2013
As part of the New Wave in African Cinema Film Series, the Liu Institute is pleased to present a Directors Roundtable.
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