Justice In Our Times

Justice information, news and resources for British Columbians.

Featured Lecture Video
  • Central American Crime: Justice In Our Times

    Central American Crime: Justice In Our Times

    On January 27, the Society gathered a panel of speakers with differing perspectives of the international impact of Central American crime.

    Topics included the evolution of gangs in El Salvador, the legal and social impact of Central American crime in BC, and the Society's work to strengthen the region's justice systems.

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  • Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times

    Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times

    Gang Wars: Justice in Our Times featured four panelists discussing how our justice system and communities can better respond to BC's gang problem.

    Watch the event, which covered numerous topics including legislation changes, witness protection, publication bans and early intervention.


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  • Aboriginal Justice In Our Times

    Aboriginal Justice In Our Times

    On March 3rd, a panel of notable speakers presented thought-provoking ideas and opinions on legal issues facing the Aboriginal community.


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  • Pioneering in the Fight against Human Trafficking

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    In November 2008, Patsy Sorensen, founder and director of the Belgian non-governmental organization Payoke, delivered a presentation titled "Pioneering in the Fight Against Human Trafficking" to a crowded room at SFU Harbour Centre.

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Justice News

Judge upholds family’s lawsuit on behalf of dead daughter
A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that a dead woman still has the right to sue, upholding a case with potentially massive legal implications.
SOURCE: CTV News

Nanaimo Hells Angel sees criminal charges stayed after court delays
Criminal charges against a high-ranking member of the Nanaimo Hells Angels have been stayed by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who ruled his Charter rights were violated because the case was taking too long to get to trial.
SOURCE: Vancouver Sun

B.C. gangster wins transfer to lower security prison
A one-time leader of the Independent Soldiers gang has won his transfer back to a lower security jail after claiming in B.C. Supreme Court that his Charter rights were violated.
SOURCE: Vancouver Sun

B.C. lawyer disbarred for public mischief, evidence fabrication convictions
A lawyer found guilty of leaving behind an anonymous note pretending to be the husband of a supposedly bribed juror will never practise law in British Columbia again.
SOURCE: Globe and Mail

Nanny denies defence’s suggestions
A lawyer for a Vancouver couple accused of enslaving a Filipino nanny has suggested that the nanny was motivated by financial gain by filing a civil lawsuit against his clients.
SOURCE: The Province