Senior Policy Analyst for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Sex workers will continue to experience high levels of violence and other health and safety risks, including the risk of HIV infection, as long as their human rights are not respected and protected in law and policy.
Decriminalization of prostitution (or activities related to prostitution) is essential to improve the health and safety of sex workers.
Sex workers must be accorded the right to participate fully in law and policy reform, including participation in the work of human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations."
"Decriminalization of Prostitution to Reduce Sex Workers’ Vulnerability to HIV," Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Report, Aug. 15, 2006
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2003-present
Former Staff Lawyer and acting Legal Director, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO)