|Canada Court Rules Pimps Have ‘Right’ to ‘Security’|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Sep 30, 2010, 08:32 AM|
The Canadian Provincial Court has ruled that pimps are protected by the provision of the constitution guaranteeing “the right to life, liberty and security,” as they engage in sex-trafficking, running brothels and b***h-slapping their employees.
The BBC News reports that, “the Canadian government is to appeal against a provincial court ruling overturning bans on pimping, soliciting and brothels, officials have said.”
Conservative politicians have pledged to defend the laws found unconstitutional, arguing that prostitution harms women in the industry.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice judged in favor of three prostitutes who argued that pimps can protect them from risking their safety by soliciting on street corners.
The laws remain in effect during a 30-day stay of the ruling.
Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary for Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, told CBC News, that, “anyone that believes that women involved in the sex trade are not victims is very mistaken. There’s a lot of victims in that industry and we need to protect them.”
According to the BBC, “in a 131-page ruling, Judge Susan Himel found national laws banning brothels, solicitation of clients and managing sex workers violated a provision of the constitution guaranteeing “the right to life, liberty and security.”
She ordered the Canadian Parliament to regulate sex trafficking instead of banning such practices as pimping.
She said, “these laws … force prostitutes to choose between their liberty, interest and their right to security.”
Canadian prostitutes hailed the judge’s ruling as “Emancipation Day.”
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