LAW 142 Lecture 11: LAW 201 week 11

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The question of the scope of criminal law. About constitutional law, charter has limits on what criminal law can do. Bedford case on prostitution, how the charter affected the safety for sex workers, and cancelled out the laws under section 7 of security of the person. Bedford case, most significant charter case, hotly debated in canada because of new laws created in response to the case (recriminalize prostitution in a different way) liberal government looking to change those new laws. The rights of sex workers have often been ignored in history. International significance, first democratic nation where judiciary struck down constitutional laws on prostitution. Sweden, selling of sex is legal but not the purchase, new zealand decriminalized through legislation. The regulation of prostitution is a complicated case. What"s (cid:271)ad (cid:449)ith prostitutio(cid:374): concerns over consent, public health concerns, human trafficking is a concern, exploitation and violence are inherent components, lack of choice, immoral, violates religious beliefs, co(cid:373)(cid:373)odifi(cid:272)atio(cid:374)"s of women.

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