Upcoming Event: Workshop on Deconstructing the Perfect Survivor

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy and the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) are pleased to invite you to register for the upcoming free workshop: Deconstructing the Perfect Survivor happening on June 1st, 2018. The workshop will be located in Room 2301 of the AMS Student Nest at UBC.

In this half-day, complementary event, we want to challenge the notion of the “perfect survivor” and instead introduce intersectional approaches to supporting survivors of sexualized violence. We acknowledge that people from different marginalized backgrounds experience different forms of oppressions and thereby recognize the need for a nuanced dialogue with a focus on a holistic and intersecting approach to supporting survivors. Practically, we hope to engage in a critical discussion that will shed light on the accessibility of support and building safer spaces for survivors with intersecting identities.

Afterwards, we plan to have a lunchtime meet and greet mingle with speakers and service providers.

For more information visit victimsweek.eventbrite.ca. Space is limited, so we ask that you please register as soon as possible to confirm your seat. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email icclr@allard.ubc.ca:


Now Hiring: Executive Director/Project Development Officer

The Executive Director / Project Development Officer is responsible for the management of the Centre, under the supervision of the President and in accordance with the strategic direction set out by the Board of Directors.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the ED are two-fold. One is to manage the Centre on a daily basis; including program, human resource, and financial planning; stakeholder engagement; and risk management.  The second and immediate priority is to develop and pursue new projects and funding proposals, participate in substantive aspects of program development and implementation and monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the Centre.

The ideal candidate is a confident, resourceful and multi-faceted individual with experience in a multi-stakeholder organization. You are a strategic thinker, a communicator, and possess networking, marketing and execution skills. This position also requires genuine collaboration and diplomacy.  Experience and familiarity working with a volunteer board and in the criminal justice system would be beneficial.

If leading the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform through the next stage of its evolution aligns with your professional experience and future goals, please send your resume and cover letter to Michael O’Brien at HnO Consulting Inc. hnoconsulting@shaw.ca, or call 604.760.7649 for more details.

Click here for the full job description.


ICCLR President appointed to review money laundering policies in BC

The Attorney General of British Columbia David Eby has appointed current ICCLR President Dr. Peter German as an independent expert to conduct a review of British Columbia’s anti-money-laundering policies and practices in the gambling industry, with a focus on the Lower Mainland. Attorney General Eby has asked Dr. German to determine whether there is an unaddressed, or inadequately addressed, issue of money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos, and the history, nature and extent of any issues he identifies. He has also been asked to make recommendations, if necessary, for reform. The review is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2018.

For more details on the appointment please click here.

Now Available: ICCLR report on Corruption in Canada

ICCLR is pleased to share an update to the report “Corruption in Canada: Reviewing Practices from Abroad to Improve our Response”. Initially prepared by ICCLR Senior Associate Eileen Skinnider in March 2012, this report is an updated version prepared by Professor Gerry Ferguson, also a Senior Associate of the Centre. The report addresses questions such as:

  • How does the Canadian legal framework and its enforcement fare in comparison with laws, policies and enforcement elsewhere?
  • What can we learn from other countries to improve our own legal response?

To access the report please click here.

This research report was made possible by the funding and support received from the Department of Justice Canada.

Now Available: ICCLR Report on Improved Response to Labour Trafficking

ICCLR is pleased to share a report on “Improved Response to Labour Trafficking” prepared by Yvon Dandurand, Vivienne Chin and Laura Wilson. This note summarizes the findings of consultations and research conducted by the ICCLR since 2013. It identifies the challenges typically encountered in preventing and responding to incidents of human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation and offers suggestions on how to improve our current response.

To access the report please click here

Now Available: Volume III of the Charbonneau Commission Report – English Translation

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy is pleased to share an English translated version of Volume three of the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry– also known as the Charbonneau Report. This volume is on “Schemes, Causes, Consequences and Recommendations”.

The full report was prepared and presented initially in French only after a lengthy inquiry into systemic corruption occurring within Quebec’s construction industry.

To access the document please click here

Welcome Dr. Peter German

The ICCLR is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Peter German as President of the Centre, effective February 1, 2017. Dr. German succeeds Mr. Daniel Préfontaine, Q.C., who will remain involved with the Centre as Senior Associate Emeritus.

Prior to joining the Centre Dr. German served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 31 years, retiring as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada; he also served 4 years as Regional Deputy Commissioner (Pacific) for Correctional Service Canada. In the RCMP, he spearheaded the creation of market enforcement, international anti-corruption, and integrated counterfeit enforcement teams. He is currently the principal of a company providing investigative and strategic advice to public and private entities, on administrative, criminal justice and complex workplace matters.

A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, Dr. German holds graduate degrees in law and political science, including a doctorate in law from the University of London, focussed on international asset recovery. He is the author of Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering, published by Thomson Reuters. His awards include Officer of the Order of Merit of Police, and the Gold Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He has also served as a Canadian delegate to various international forums.