Commission on Justice and Peace Document Archives

Letter to Senator Ataullahjan: Bill S-228

Dear Senator Ataullahjan, Thank you for your service to Canada as a Senator as well as your steadfast work in pushing forward Bill S-228 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons). You have our unwavering support. In 2005 Canada amended the Criminal Code by adding sections 279.01 to 279.04 to align […]

Comité permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne: Mémoire du Groupe de travail sur la traite de personnes au Canada

Nous saluons les efforts faits récemment par le ministère de la Justice pour affermir la protection des enfants, des femmes et des hommes du Canada contre la violence et l’exploitation, particulièrement l’exploitation sexuelle, et pour criminaliser quiconque profite des autres et les exploite à son avantage personnel. Nous soutenons les mesures prises par cette proposition […]

Background Paper: Recommendations for Prostitution Laws in Canada

According to world renowned psychologist and researcher Melissa Farley, “prostitution is multi- traumatic with extremely high rates of physical and sexual violence perpetrated against people who are vulnerable usually as a result of gender, poverty, previous history of sexual assault, marginalization because of race or ethnicity, or a combination of these factors.” Proponents of legalizing […]

Exploring Human Trafficking: Backgrounder

Human Trafficking Definition (United Nations –Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking UN.GIFT) “Trafficking in persons” shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position […]