Supreme court strikes down prostitution laws

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's prostitution laws. The National Post and CBC both have reports on the decision, and Ryan Heighton of thecourt.ca has a brief legal analysis. It is important to remember that prostitution per se -- exchanging sexual favours for money -- is not illegal, the Criminal Code prohibited brothels, living on the avails of prostitution, [...]

2013-12-20T10:55:03-05:00December 20, 2013|Soconvivium|

Legal prostitution leads to increased trafficking

The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing a case on prostitution. Last year we reported on the Ontario Court of Appeal decision overturning the Criminal Code prohibitions against prostitution. One of the arguments made for legalizing prostitution in Canada (and in other jurisdictions) is that it reduces illegal human trafficking. Erik Voeten of the Monkey Cage blog notes new research that debunks [...]

2013-06-13T21:44:32-04:00June 13, 2013|Soconvivium|
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