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Submission on Bill S-224, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) – Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network)/HIV Legal Network

We urge the government to reject Bill S-224 and adopt a human rights-based approach to human trafficking that centers labour rights, migrant rights, and sex workers’ rights and addresses the numerous structural barriers including poverty, precarious immigration status, and lack of access to affordable housing, health and social services that contribute to the risks of … Read more





Joint Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Joint Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 52/24 entitled “Contribution of the Human Rights Council with regard to the human rights implications of drug policy”


Brief submitted to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women For their study on: Human Trafficking of Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People

Sex workers in Canada face an alarming web of punitive laws and policies from all levels of government that attempt, among other things, to crush the measures and networks that keep them. These include laws criminalizing sex work, including those passed via the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act which prohibit working in public … Read more


POLICY BRIEF ON HIV, HEPATITIS C, AND STBBIs AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Effectively addressing HIV, HCV, and STBBIs among Indigenous people requires the adoption of a human rights approach, focusing on evidence-based and culturally sensitive interventions that embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. In addition to the legal and policy recommendations described below, it is imperative moving forward that access to emerging health care technologies and … Read more


FULL REPORT: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF ARTICLE 157 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

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Practical applications of Article 157 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus

Article 157 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus criminalizes HIV exposure and transmission. Despite a reduction in the number of criminal cases brought under this article, Belarus remains among the world’s leading countries in prosecutions of people living with HIV. Russian Version


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