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IALS WHO HA VE COME TOGETHER TOWORK ACTIVELY ON THE ADMINISTRATION OFCRIMINALJUSTICEBOTHINTHEIROWNJURISDICTION AND INTERNATIONALLY.· .INTERNATIONAL SOCIETYFOR THEREFORM OF CRIMINAL GES,LAWYERS, ACADEMICSANDLEGISLATORS,GOVERNMENTALOFFICIALS WHO HA VE COME TOGETHER TOWORK ACTIVELY ON THE ADMINISTRATION OFCRlMINALJUSTICEBOTHINTHEIROWNJURISDICTION AND INTERNATIONALLY.INTERNATIONAL SOCLETY FOR THEREFORM OF CRIMINAL LAWSUITE 1000, 840 HOWE STREETVANCOUVER, BJUTISH COLUMBIA, V6Z2Ml, CANADAlNTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE REFORM OF CRIMINAL LAWSUITE1000, 840HOWE STREETVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,Telephone: (604) 643-1252 Fax: (604) 643-1200e-mail:secretariat@isrcl.orgWebsite: www.isrcl.comV6Z 2M I , CANADATelephone: (604) 643-1252 Fax: (604) 643-1200e-mail:secretariat @isrcl.orgWebsite: www.isrcl.com

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE REFORM OF CRJMTNAL LAWOFFICERS - 2015President: Hon. Justice Elizabeth Bennett, Cmm of Appeal of BC,\la11co11l'er, BC. CanadaTreasurer: Donald J. Sorochan, Q.C. Barris1er. \la11co11l'er, BC. CwwdoCrime and Criminal Justice Exploring theInternational, Transnational and Local PerspectivesIWashington, USAOctober 2012THE COUNCILHon . Mr. Justice Carmel A. Agius I.C. T.Y. Th e Hagne, Net/1erlrm dsRl. Hon. Lord Boyd of Duncansby, Q.C. For111er Lord Adl'ocal ' ofScotland, Edi11b111·Rh, ScotlandRt. Hon. Lord Justice Brooke Court of Appeal o.f E11gland & Wales, RoyalCourts o.f.lu.l'lice, London. England, Re1iredProf. Dr. Albin Escr Max- Planck J11sti1we, Fre ilmrg. Ge1111a11.1 Hon. Mary Gaudron High Conrt of Australia. Sydney, A11stralia, RetiredRt. Hon. Lord Brian Gill Lord .lu.1·1ice Clerk of Scot/mu/, Edinburgh.Scot/a11dRl. Hon . .John S. Henry High Court of Ne 11 Zea/011d. A11ckla11d. N.Z. ,Re1iredHon. Mr. Justice A.G. Karibi-\Vhytc S11pre111e Cour1 of Nigeria, Abuja.Nige ria, RetiredRt. Hon. Chief .Justice Beverley McLachlin S1111rc1111' Court of Canada.0/tall'a, ON. Conado.Judge Daniel David Ntanda Nscreko Appeals Cha111ber, Special Tribunal.for Lebwwn, Th e Hagne. NetherlandsRl. Hon. Edward Zacca, O.,J. Chi f'.l,w icc. Coun of Appeo/, Baha111as.RetiredBOARD OF DIRECTORSNorman Abrams Prof Of Lall' E111eri111s. U11il'ersiry o.fCa/ifom ia l/1 LosAngeles, USAProf. Sara Sun Beale School of LL11, . D11ke U11il'er.1"i1y. D11rha111, N.C. USAHon . .Justice Elizabeth Bennett (*) Cour/ r!( Appeal of BC. \lancoul'er. /JC.CanadaDamian ,I. Bugg, A.M., Q.C. (*) Far111cr Chancellor, U11i1·crsity ofTasl/lcmia. Hobart. TAS, Au.wraliuProf'. Peter T. Burns, Q.C. (*) Deem E111eri111.1. Facu/1 1· of LL11,·, Unil'ersi1yof Bri1ish Co/11mbio, \lcmco11ver, BC. CanadaProf Roger Clurk Rlllgl!rs U11il·crsi1y School of Lall'. Camden, USAOr . .Jonathan Clough Farnlry of Low. Mo11as/1 Unil'ersi1y. C/a.1 1011 \!IC.AustraliaHon. J.A. Coldrey, Q.C. Chair. \lictoria11 /11st it111e r f Forc11sic Medicine,Melboume \!IC. Aus1ralia,John Conroy, Q.C. Barrisier, Abbo1.iford, BC. Co11odaChief Judge Thomas Crabtree PrMincial Co11r1 of British Co/11mbio.\lanco111'cr. BC, CanadaCatherine Dyer Cm11·11 Age,,/ & Chi ( tccut fre. Glasgow. Sco1/a11dDr. Peter M. German Regio110/ Deputy Co111111issioncr, Co rrectiorwlSen ices Canada. Abbotsford, /JC. CanadaMagistrate Anthony Gett Magistrate ·s Co11r1, Cai m s QLD. Au.,·troliaHon. Justice Patrick Healy Court rif Quebec. Mo11treal. QC, Co11adaTyler Hodgson Borris/er. Toronto CanadaDr- Edward G. Hoscah Director Ge11era/, Pre1 e111io11 011d Combmi11g ofCorr11p1ion Bureau, Dor-Es-S11/ua111, Ton m,iaElizabeth Howe OBE Chair, J,11/. Legal Assi.1w 11ce Consortium. Stockho/1/1 ,SwedenHon. Marshall Irwin District Coun ofQ11ee11s/011d. Brisbane QLD.Australia. Re1iredLivia .Jakobs /Jorris1er!Researcher. Leiden Unfrcrsity, Leidl'11, Ne 1herland.rHon. Gregory R James, A.M., QC Presitle/11, N.S. IV. Menwl HealthRcl'ie11· Tribu11al. Syd11 ey. Aus1raliaMikael ,Johansson Arfrisur, Raoul \llal/e11berg b1S1it111e '!t' Huu1a11 Rig Ills,Lund, S wedenRobert Johnson Auomey at Law. Anoka, MN. USAClaire Loftus Direclor. () /ji,-e of D.P.P. of Ireland. D11b/i11, lre/a11dProf. Linda A. Malone College of l\lil/iam & Ma,y. Sc/wol rif LL11, .\Vil/iol/lsb11rg, \IA, USASheriff' Norman Mc.Fad yen, CBE Sheri.ff Cmm s. A l'r. ScotlandGreg Melick, S.C. (*) Borri.wer, Hobart, AustraliaHon. Justice Richard G. Mosley (* ) Federal Court o.f C011odo. Ouall'a,CanadaThis conference discussed the latest research & practicalcriminal justice strategies to fommlate legal & policyresponses to the issues of international trafficking of drugs,fireanns, counterfeit products, stolen natural resources &people; economic crimes such as piracy & money laundering;bow domestic courts should exercise universal jurisdiction, &best practices for the appropriate use of criminal law &incarceration, as well as other related matters.IInternationalResponses to Social & JusticeChallengesHobart, AustraliaJAugust, 2013Thisconference examined challenges that vulnerablepopulations, particularly women and children, present asthey come into contact with the criminal justice system asvictims of violence & abuse: explored tbe relationshipsbetween mental illness & criminal behaviour; presentedinnovative & effective approaches for addressing thechallenges associated with these populations; the threat ofcorruption to societies; and discussed issues surroundingfiream1s control.Crime & Punishment - Back to the Future forSentencing & Corrections ReformVancouve CanadaJune, 2014This conference considered sentencing and correctionsrefom1s in the context of 2 significant historical events:the publication of Cesare Beccaria's essay "On Crimes andPunishments" and " The Ouimet Report of the CanadianCommittee on Corrections" .Other topics includedsentencing mechanisms & corrections policies.-Crossing BoundariesEvidence & ExtraditionEdinburgh, ScotlandWExploitation, e-Crime,June, 2015ith an increase in appreciation of the global nature ofcrime in the 2 Jst century, no matter the size of adomestic jurisdiction, over the last generation all involved inworking for justice have witnessed the rapid rise incomplexity of crime detection and prevention, as physical andvirtual elements of evidence require to be pursued acrossjurisdictions.- 12 -

Codifying the Criminal Law: Modern .InitiativesJuly, 2008Dublin, IrelandThis conference took place against the backdrop of thelaunch in 2007 of the Irish Criminal Law CodificationProject. Topics for discussion included the current Irishcodification initiative; differing approaches to codification inthe common law tradition; the constitutional framework ofcodification; codifying the general principles of criminalliability; codifying excuse & justification defences; &codifying the Special Part, with particular emphasis onhomicide & sexual offences.2009While no international conference was held in 2009, tworegional symposia were organized for local memberparticipation.Regional Symposium - Vancouver, CanadaRegional Symposium - NigeriaRichard C.C. Peck, Q.C. (*) Barrister. Vcmcouver. BC. CanadaProf. Ellen S. Podgor S1e1so11 U11iversi1y College of La ll'. Guljj1or1, USAHon. M. Ann Rowles Presidenr, l111enw1io11a/ Ce111rejrJr Criminal Lm,·R (orm & Cri111i11al Jus1ice Policy. Va11cnuve r. BC. CanadaDonald J. Sorochan, Q.C. (*) Barris/er, \la11co111 er, BC. Ca11adaSergeant Fiona \'Vilson \lancouPer Pa/ice Dep1 . \la11co111 er, BC. CanadaProf. Vincent Cheng Yang PhD Uni versiry af Sailll .Iosep/,, Macau, ChinaHon. Juslicc Kashim Zannah Chief Jmlge. Higi, Cmm of Bomo. NigeriaBrian TkachukE.recwive Direc101; h,temational Center/or CriminalLa11 Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Vancouver, BC, Ca11adaProfessor William Schabas Middlesex Universi(v. London. UK(*) Management Committee of the SocietyAONOURARY JVIBMBERSHon. Sir Gerard Brennan Cl,ief)11S1ice ofAustralia, Re1iredRt. Hon. John S. Henry /-fig!, Cour/ of New Zealand, RetiredRt. Hon. Lord Ross Lard Jusrice Clerk of Sco1la11d. ReriredGordon Nicholson, Q.C. Sherij]'Princip I of Scar/and, ReriredCRlMINAL LAW FORUM:EDTTORlAL BOARDEDITOR IN CHIEF:Professor William Sc ha basProf OJJ111em a1iona/ La\\\ Middlesex Unil ersi1y.Londan. UKProfessor Norman Abrams1Prof: Of Lc111 Emerillls, UCLA , Los Angeles. CA. USAEconomic Crime, Crimes Against Economies, andEconomics Influences on CrimeLisbon, PortugalJune 2010Professor Diane AmannUC Dm'i.l" School of Lc111·, DaPis, CA. USAProfessor Andrew AshworthTheKing:, College. Universiry o/Lrmdon. UKDamian.). Bugg, A.M., Q.C. Former Chancellor.Univer.,i1y ofTa.mumia, Hobart , TA S. A11s1raliatheme of this year's conference was economic crime,which consists of offenses for which victims incur aneconomic cost or in which offenders act, individually or inconce1i, in order to gain financial returns. Some of thesecrimes pose a threat to whole economies and nation-states.Some of the topics included Global and EU Programmes toImplement Measures Against International Economic Crimeand Against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime andFinancing ofTerrorism .Professor Roger ClarkR111gers U11i1 ersi(v School efLaw, Camden. USAYvon DandurandICCLR, \lanco11Per, BC, CanadaNick DowerOffice oftl, e Direcwro(P11b/ic Prosecu1io11s. B,i sbane.A11siraliaChile Eboc-Osuji1111/. Criminal Tribunal fo r Rll'anda. Aruslw, Tan:.a11iaRonald L. GainerArwmev. Washing/011, DC, USAGlobalization of Crime -Criminal Justice ResponsesAugust, 2011Ottawa, CanadaProfessor Richard W. HardfogCrime Research Centre, University of fVestern Australia,Per//, , Ausrra/iaProf. Lella N. SadatThis conference was hosted jointly with the InternationalCentre for Criminal Law Reform & Crimjnal JusticePolicy with a focus on emerging crimes and new approachesTopics included dealing withto combating crime.transnational organized criminal groups which traffick indrugs, fiream1s, counterfeit products, stolen natural resourcesand people, as well as smuggling migrants across borders andengaging in maritime piracy and cybercrime, and theresponses of numerous jurisdictions to these plus othercriminal justice problems.1Va.\'/,i11g1011 U11il'. Sd wol oflei \\',Sr. Louis. USA.Judge Daniel David Nlanda NserekoAppeals Chamber, Special Tribunal f or Lebanon. 111 'Hag11 . Nerl,er/andsProfessor Pierre RobertDepr. Des sciences juridiques. Unil'ersire d11 Q11ebec aMontreal. Mo111real. Qc. Ca11adaDonald J. Sorochan, Q.C.Treasure,; ISRCL. Va 11co11ve1: BC. CanadaJudge Ekaterina Trcndafilo, a/11te r11n1io11t1/ Criminal Courr. Th e /-/ague, NetherlandsJudge Francoise Tulkcns 11ropean Conrt af H11111a11 Ri1;hts. S1rasbot1r . Fran ceEx OfficioKai Ambos Geo1g-A 11g11sr-Universi1ii1. & Judge. Slate- 11 -Court. Go11i11gen. Germany

The Origins of the SocietyJn July 1987, over 200 experts from Australia, Canada,.I.the United Kingdom , New Zealand , otherCommonwealth countries, the United States, Europe andlsrael gathered at the lnns of Court in London to discuss therefom, of criminal law and the criminal justice system .Over the course of the London conference, the participantsanalyzed the sources and the possible outcomes ofmovements for criminal law reform which had developedin their own countries. They examined the present needfor reform; the social context for reform; the generalprinciples which should fonn its basis ; and how refonnshould be accomplished .Delegates also looked atpossible specific refonns in a number of areas.At the conclusion of the London conference, theparticipants called for the es tab Iishment of an internationalbody to bring together those actively working for theimprovement of the criminal law and the administration ofcriminal justice. A number of the pa11icipants took up thatchallenge and founded the Society in January 1988.The Society's PurposeIn addition to encouraging members to develop theirindividual interests and, in turn, providing a network toenable others to support their interests, the Societyencourages joint research and policy development amongindividuals and government bodies from differentjurisdictions. As will be seen below, since its inception,the Society has demonstrated its dedication to the need toaid in the exploration of trans-national strategies toimprove criminal law policy and legislation .MembershipPersons are invited to be members of the Society by theBoard. Members are encouraged to nominate theircolleagues for membership. Interested persons are invitedto apply for membership.Convergence of Criminal Justice Systems:Building Bridges, Bridging the GapI Den Haag, NetherlandsAugust, 2003ITb.is conference provided a forum for the study of thediffering approaches to international criminal justicesystems, a comparative analysis of criminal law and itsprocesses in the common and civil law, as well as a glimpse atthe criminal justice systems ofnon-Westem legal cultures.Keeping Justice Systems Just and Accountable:A Principled Approach in Challenging TimesMontreal, QC, CanadaAugust, 2004This conference examined cuffent challenges to nationalcriminal justice systems & the developing internationalcriminal justice system, & how these systems can become &then remain just & fair by adhering to established principles,nonns and standards, including constitutional requirements.Modernisation of Criminal Justice SystemsEdinburgh, Scotland, U.K.June, 2005This conference examined the impetus for change incriminal justice systems, the rise of crime as a politicalsubject, & the impact ofteclmology & evidential techniques.The conference also discussed modernisation of criminaljustice systems in the post-conflict of failed states, & alsolooked at infrastructures of communities & how economic &soci al structures affect the modernisation process.Justice for All - Victims, Defendants, Prisoners, andthe CommunityBrisbane, Queensland, AustraliaJuly, 2006The conference examined the criminal justice system toensure that victims, defendants, prisoners, and thecommunity receive a just outcome. It examined criticalpretrial issues, consistency in sentencing, the role of thevictim in sentencing, the relevance of prisoner rehabilitation ,sentencing courts, and punishment in general.Twenty Years of Criminal Justice Reform: PastAchievements and Future ChallengesVancouver, BC, CanadaJune, 2007The 20th Anniversary Conference re-visited and reassessed the topics including the development ofinternational criminal law, the lnternational Criminal Courtand the ad hoc international tribunals; international securityand the criminal law; human rights and equality in theadministration of criminal justice; international legalcooperation; the reforn1 of the law of evidence; police powersof search, seizure and affest.- 1-- 10 -

Drugs, Criminal Justice and Social PolicySt. Michael, BarbadosFinancing of the SocietyAugust, 1998The Society is a non-profit charitable associationincorporated under the laws of Canada. ln thediscussions that lead to its fonnation, the founders werestrongly of the view that the Society must retain itsindependence of thought and action from government.Accordingly, the Society's key activities and its memberservices are primarily funded by an annual membershiplevy and donations. The Society does, however, solicitfinancial assistance for specific conferences, seminars, orprojects from government departments, agencies, lawfoundations, and other foundations .This conference examined the many issues involved inillegal drug use including tbe problems and responses ofdifferent jurisdictions, anti-corruption measures and actionsto identify and seize proceeds of drug crimes. The conferencealso studied the alternative approaches to combating theproblem from an economic perspective as well as the health,social and criminal justice policy choices that have aiisenfrom the relationship between injection drug use andHIV/AIDS .Commercial & Financial Fraud: A ComparativePerspectiveSt.Julians,MaltaJuly, 1999Funding for specific projects has been obtained from TheBritish Council, the Departments of Justice of Canada andNew Zealand, The Home Office, the Attorney General'sDepartment of Australia, tbe Victoria Law Foundation, theLaw Foundation of British Columbia, the Law Foundationof Nova Scotia and the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency. The Law Refonn Commission ofCanada, the CoJTectional Service of Canada and the BritishColumbia Corrections Branch have also providedimportant material and financial assistance in the past.Acomparative approach to the consideration of fraud inthe fields of insurance, securities, banking, and othersas wel I as national and international responses to these issuesfocused on current developments worldwide.Human Rights & the Administration of Criminal JusticeSand ton, South AfricaDecember, 2000This conference examined the development of theprotection of human rights internationally and theinfluence of these developments on the national criminaljustice systems in various jurisdictions and also examined theinternational response to human rights crimes, and currentdevelopments of international criminal courts.Politics, Crime and Criminal JusticeCanberra, AustraliaThe Board and CouncilThe Society is governed by its Board and aManagementCommittee. The Society's officersconsist of the President and the Treasurer. In addition tothe Board, there is also a Council of the Society composedof distinguished members of the Society. Working withthe Board, tbe Council's major role is to set the generalpolicy directions for the Society.August, 2001This conference explored the inter-relationship of politicsand criminal justice systems including internationaltreaties, programs and cooperative measures adopted tocombat corruption internationally; the inter-relationship ofpolice, prosecutor and judiciary; media influences upon thedevelopment of criminal law, justice policy and theadministration of the criminal justice system.Technology and its Effects on Criminal Responsibility,Security, and Criminal JusticeDecember, 2002Charleston, SC, USATThe Program of ActivitiesfThe Society's program of activities is detemtined by tbemembers' needs and wishes. Each year, membersare asked to forward suggestions for the program for thefollowing two years. In December, the Board confim,s theprogram for the following year and outlines plans for thesubsequent year. Members are sb·ongly encouraged toforward ideas and requests to the President or theTreasurer.he conference addressed the rapid advances of scienceand technology in the many different arenas related tocrime and the enforcement and administration oftbe criminallaw: new technological crime and security threats, which inturn have given rise to new technologies to combat thesethreats and other mechanisms to ensure a cooperativeresponse by law enforcement and justice systems around theworld; the use and admissibility of scientific evidence.-9--2-

100 Years of Criminal CodesOttawa, Ontario, CanadaInternet Web PageI Tbe Society operates a web page at www.isrcl.com to.1.Tfacilitate the exchange ofinfonnation to members.hi s conference focused on the development of thecriminal law in many jurisdictions in the l 00 yearssince Stephen's criminal code was first adopted in Canadain 1893.Criminal Law ForumIn 1991 , the Society established a new internationaljournal Criminal Law Forum, with the RutgersUniversity School of Law at Camden, New Jersey. TheForum, now completing its twenty-sixth volume, isintended to promote new thinking about the fi.mdamentalprinciples of the criminal law, to encourage comparativecriminal law analysis and trace the development of newinternational criminal law. The Forum is currentlypublished by Springer Verlag, Gennany.The Forum publishes major articles, conference papers,notes, comments, speeches, documents of interest, bookreviews, notes of documents and books received. Allmembers of the Society receive the Forum

and people, as well as smuggling migrants across borders and engaging in maritime piracy and cybercrime, and the responses of numerous jurisdictions to these plus other criminal justice problems. - 11 - Richard C.C. Peck, Q.C. (*) Barrister. Vcmcouver. BC. Canada Prof . Ellen S Pod

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