Attorney General of Canada v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers

2012 SCC 45

The Asper Centre was granted intervener standing on its own in this case which addresses the test for public interest standing in a constitutional case challenging the prostitution provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. The case was heard on January 19, 2012. Professor Kent Roach represented the Centre. The Court released its decision on September 21, 2012. Follow this link for the Webcast of the Legal Argument.

SCC Reasons for Judgment

Facta

Date Document
2011 / 09 / 01 Appellant – Attorney General of Canada
2011 / 10 / 27 Respondents – Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United against Violence Society et al.
2012 / 01 / 04 Intervener – Attorney General of Ontario
2012 / 01 / 03 Intervener – British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
2012 / 01 / 05 Intervener – Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and Canadian Council for Refugees
2012 / 01 / 05 Intervener – Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2012 / 01 / 03 Intervener – Canadian HIV / AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario and Positive Living Society of B.C.
2011 / 12 / 22 Intervener – Coalition of West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) et al.
2012 / 01 / 02 Intervener – David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
2012 / 01 / 04 Intervener – Ecojustice Canada
2012 / 01 / 05 Intervener – Community Legal Assistance Society