The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections professionals who have come together to work actively on the administration of criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally.

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Trafficking - the scourge of the modern world. In 2018 ISRCL tackles the many issues surrounding trafficking: in humans, wildlife, drugs, firearms and antiquities. We will examine trafficking as a source of funding for terrorists and organized crime. The focus will include the scope of the problem, enforcement strategies, legislative reforms and policies, international responses, extradition and evidentiary issues. The conference chaired by Chief Justice Nicole Duval Hesler will appeal to the judiciary,  prosecution and defence lawyers, legal policy drafters, academics and law enforcement. To view the latest version of the conference program, please click here (English) (Fran├žais)

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The ISRCL is pleased to announce that its 2019 conference will be held from July 10 - 12 in Brisbane, Australia. 


In an effort to create a forum for dialogue between various stakeholders, the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy and the Vancouver Police Department jointly hosted a one day event, Symposium: Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The day brought together over 175 justice professionals from an assortment of criminal justice sectors and professional backgrounds in British Columbia to discuss the complexities of working with individuals who are mentally ill and who come into contact with the criminal justice system. It provided an opportunity to deliberate some of the challenges and successes of addressing mental illness within the justice system from the perspective of a variety of participating agencies and provoked discussion, collaboration and understanding about this very important topic. The full report is available here.