Publications

The Security Governance Group regularly produces publications as part of its work. All SGG research outputs are rigorously peer reviewed internally and externally to ensure quality control. The following is a selection of publicly available SGG publications:

This working paper is the result of a multi-year project, funded by the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), whose primary aim was to assist in the development of sustainable Afghan capacity to tackle the challenge of human trafficking in Afghanistan and its region. Over the past decade, international donors have funded a series of projects intended to address various aspects of Afghanistan’s human trafficking problem. Such projects include developing new anti-trafficking laws; providing services and support to victims; and offering training to Afghan law enforcement and judicial officials, including recent training projects headed by the International Organization for Migration. While these projects have achieved significant successes, many challenges remain. Long-term progress in this area requires the continued attention and resources of the Afghan government and civil society.

Titled, Building an Afghan Training Capacity in Trafficking in Persons, the project involved extensive research on the human trafficking issue in Afghanistan and organized a two-day workshop on the issue in Kabul that assembled key stakeholders from the Afghan government, civil society and international community. The overarching objective of the project was to strengthen Afghan capacity to develop—in a leading role—training curricula and course materials to support Afghan law enforcement and judicial officials on this important topic. While the project concluded 2017, it is hoped that this research paper will make a contribution to future programming in the area of human trafficking in Afghanistan.

This report reviews  the extent to which current and recent conflicts in countries and regions abroad affect related ethnic and religious communities within Canada. Four specific communities were studied: the Afghan Diaspora, the Somali Diaspora, the Syrian Diaspora, and the Tamil Diaspora. The varied responses of these diaspora communities was analyzed, with a specific focus on the risks of radicalization and the demonstration of resilient forms of behaviour.

This paper is the result of a year-long research project conducted in 2015 and 2016 with support from Public Safety Canada, titled “Research into Domestic Impacts of Current Conflicts Abroad and Their Implications”. It is hoped that by gaining a more detailed and textured picture of how various Canadian diaspora communities engage with their ethnic compatriots and co-religionists abroad, particularly in environments of conflict or profound political instability, this project can inform and assist Canadian government and civil society engagement of those communities.

This report reviews the impact of forced deportations, criminal and otherwise, on public security and organized crime in Canada and Jamaica, with a focus on transnational connections between deportees, organized crime and Canada.

This report is an output of the SGG’s research project for Public Safety Canada entitled “Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime” with case studies in Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. The research examined the impact of criminal deportation on organized crime in Canada and the selected case study countries.

By Geoff Burt, Michael Lawrence, Mark Sedra, James Bosworth, Philippe Couton, Robert Muggah and Hannah Stone

This research report examines the impact of criminal deportation to Honduras on public safety in Canada.

This report is an output of the SGG’s research project for Public Safety Canada entitled “Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime” with case studies in Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. The research examined the impact of criminal deportation on organized crime in Canada and the selected case study countries.

By Geoff Burt, Mark Sedra, Stephen Baranyi, Philippe Couton, Timothy Donais and Robert Perito

This research report examines the impact of criminal deportation to Haiti on public safety in Canada.

This report is an output of the SGG’s research project for Public Safety Canada entitled “Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime” with case studies in Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. The research examined the impact of criminal deportation on organized crime in Canada and the selected case study countries.