MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute has been accorded official intervener status before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Canada v. Bedford to be heard on June 13 in Ottawa. The court will decide whether the existing laws governing prostitution violate provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Simone de Beauvoir Institute, home of Canada's first university program in feminist studies, believes laws on sex work must not increase the violence women who work in the sex industry may face.
The institute will present three feminist arguments before the court. These arguments will be presented at a news conference to be held:
June 11, 2013
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
2170 Bishop St.
Addressing the news conference will be:
Viviane Namaste, professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Walid Hijazi, lawyer with the firm of Desrosiers, Joncas, Massicotte representing the institute before the Supreme Court.
SOURCE: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
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