Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford

  • Suspended Declarations of Invalidity and the Rule of Law

    —Robert Leckey, McGill University [cross-posted from UK Constitutional Law Blog] In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the constitutional invalidity of three major provisions in the domestic criminal law on sex work. Specifically, in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford, the Court struck down prohibitions against keeping a bawdy-house, living on the avails of prostitution, and communicating for the purposes of prostitution.