The Evolution and Human Rights Impacts of Anti-Trafficking Laws in Canada (2002-2015)

Hayli Miller, Tamara O'Doherty

This study gives a legal analysis of the legislative framework and jurisprudence relating to human trafficking in Canada. It also analyses the views of both criminal justice system personnel and SWAN society personnel on the enforcement and use of anti-trafficking legal measures. Contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Project Context & Goals
  • Methods
  • Key Findings
    • Relevant International and Domestic Laws
    • Offences and Proceedings
    • The Accused
    • The Complainants
    • Sentencing
    • Appeals and Constitutional Challenges
  • Perception of the Law: CJS Personnel
  • Politicization and Knowledge Production in Canada
  • Conceptual and Definitional Challenges
  • Recommendations

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