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Health and Human Rights Organizations Applaud Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Unjust Sex Work Laws

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (Legal Network), the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) applaud the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bedford v Canada to strick down three key provisions of Canada's prostitution laws. The decision upholds sex workers' human rights to work and to health by acknowledging the ways in which criminalization contributes to unsafe working conditions for sex workers.

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