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One step forward, two steps back: The Court of Appeal for Ontario clarifies Canada’s sex work laws but ultimately delivers a blow in attempts to challenge the constitutional validity of Canada’s ‘end demand’ model. R v NS, 2022 ONCA 160

Leggett, Zach (2022) One step forward, two steps back: The Court of Appeal for Ontario clarifies Canada’s sex work laws but ultimately delivers a blow in attempts to challenge the constitutional validity of Canada’s ‘end demand’ model. R v NS, 2022 ONCA 160. The Journal of Criminal Law, 86 (4). ISSN 1740-5580 (In Press)

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Abstract

R v NS, 2022 ONCA 160 is the latest decision on the constitutional validity of Canada's sex work laws which were introduced to the Canadian Criminal Code through the Protecting Communities and Exploited Persons Act 2014. Since the decision in Canada v Bedford 2013, SCC 72, where the previous sex work laws were declared unconstitutional, the Canadian Parliament passed legislation which introduced an 'end demand' model of regulation. Arguments in the
Canadian courts that the new law creates dangerous working conditions and risks the safety and security of sex workers have brought mixed results. In their latest decision, the Court of Appeal of Ontario has dismissed these concerns and declared legal provisions under the Canadian Criminal Code which criminalise the purchase of sex and surrounding activities are not overbroad or grossly disproportionate and
therefore do not infringe the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: freedom of security, prostitution, sex work, end demand, human rights
Depositing User: Zach Leggett

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Item ID: 14952
ISSN: 1740-5580
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/14952
Official URL: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/journal-c...

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ORCID for Zach Leggett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9355-240X

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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2022 09:39

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Author: Zach Leggett ORCID iD

University Divisions

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Law

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Law > Criminal Law
Law > Law
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