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Sandra Ka Hon Chu, LLM Biography

Director of Research and Advocacy at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“The science is unequivocal: criminalization of sex work in Canada, and globally, has been an abject failure in protecting sex workers from violence, predation and murder, and has exacerbated vulnerability to HIV and other health inequities among sex workers…

Protecting the health and human rights of sex workers means removing all criminal laws surrounding sex work, including the purchase of sex.”

Cowritten with Kate Shannon, “Kate Shannon & Sandra Ka Hon Chu: Legalize the Sex Trade,”, June 11, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Research and Advocacy, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Sep. 2007-present
  • Member of the Bar, British Columbia (Canada), 2003-present
  • Programme Officer, Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice (Netherlands), Sep. 2006-Sep. 2007
  • Legal Consultant, Adam Smith Institute (Libya), Mar. 2005-Sep. 2006
  • Juvenile Justice Consultant, UNICEF (Timor-Leste), 2005
  • Intern, UN Serious Crimes Unit (Timor-Leste), 2004-2005
  • LLM, Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada), 2004
  • LLB, Law, University of Toronto (Canada), 2002
  • BA, Sociology, University of British Columbia (Canada), 1998
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Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Decrease Sexually Transmitted Diseases?