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Fundamental Justice: Protecting the Charter Rights of Sex Workers

We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting a webinar on March 7 on the Charter implications of sex work regulations in Canada.

Last fall, the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform (CASWLR) launched a legal challenge against several sections of the Criminal Code (Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act)  for violating the Charter rights of sex workers. CASWLR argues that these laws harm people who sell sex, infringing on their section 7 Charter right to security of the person. Additionally, several organizations were granted intervenor status to provide the court with arguments about the broader implications of the challenged Criminal Code provisions.

To explain what's at stake in this new challenge to Canada's sex work laws, we've asked Jenn Clamen (organizer for CASWLR), Rosel Kim (staff lawyer for intervenor LEAF), and Vincent Wong (Osgoode Hall/lawyer for intervenor Migrant Workers Alliance for Change) to join us for a discussion about the impact of the impugned Criminal Code provisions on sex workers' safety, and about the different interests and perspectives at issue.

Register here: https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FIzzrsamQfSqqp5-1OzFzQ


Event Date(s):

March 7, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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