Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Sex workers challenge Canadian laws as undermining their safety

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June 15, 2013
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On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments in Bedford v. Canada, in which several sex workers are challenging three laws related to prostitution (prostitution itself is not a crime in Canada): • Bawdy-House Laws, which make it illegal to operate or be found in a place used for prostitution. These “anti-brothel laws” […]

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Canadian Supreme Court modifies HIV exposure crime

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October 5, 2012
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The Canadian Supreme Court ruled today in R. v. Mabior [2012 SCC 47] that the law criminalizing failure to disclose HIV positive status to a sexual partner was constitutional only in situations where a realistic risk of transmission could be proved.  In a 1998 decision, the court had ruled that failure to disclose vitiated the […]

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