Terri-Jean Bedford, one of three current and former sex workers who initiated a challenge to Canada's prostitution laws
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Canada Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws, including bans on brothels and soliciting for clients on the street.

It follows a case taken by a group of sex workers who were demanding greater safety.

In a unanimous decision, the judges ruled that the legislation denied prostitutes their constitutional guarantees of life, health and safety.

Grainne Harrington reports.

  • 21 Dec 2013
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