Justice In Our Times

Justice information, news and resources for British Columbians.

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  • 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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Pioneering in the Fight against Human Trafficking - Introduction

Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Human Trafficking in Canada
Part 3 - What is Human Trafficking?
Part 4 - The Payoke Model
Part 5 - Human Trafficking Push Factors
Part 6 - Stages of Human Trafficking
Part 7 - The Role of Women in Human Trafficking

A presentation by Patsy Sörensen, director and founder of a Belgian NGO Payoke.

Payoke is an NGO based in Antwerp, created in 1988 to defend the interests of sex workers in their fight for emancipation and to combat all forms of forced prostitution. Patsy Sörensen is the founder and current director of Payoke. A former Member of the European Parliament, Alderman, and City Councillor for Antwerp, she is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading advocate in the fight against human trafficking in all its forms. She is also a member of the Committee of Experts on Human Trafficking of the European Commission.