Frances Mahon to testify before House of Commons human trafficking committee

May 29, 2018 – Frances Mahon will be testifying today before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on behalf of Pivot Legal Society, to provide insight on how human trafficking laws are being enforced in Canada, and the importance of maintaining a distinction between human trafficking, and adult, consensual sex work.

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights has been tasked with examining “the current legal framework, its effectiveness and challenges, the challenges the justice system faces in prosecuting traffickers, and possible changes to the legal framework to more effectively combat human trafficking.” Frances will draw upon her experience as a sex worker rights lawyer to ensure that the Standing Committee hears why decriminalization of adult, consensual sex work is essential to effectively investigating and prosecuting legitimate cases of human trafficking, particularly for Indigenous and im/migrant individuals.

Read more about the Standing Committee’s study on human trafficking here.

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