In February 2022, SWAN submitted a Brief to the Justice and Human Rights Committee on Bill C-36 and testified at the hearings.
Laws & policies
Strategic Redirection through Litigation: Forgoing the anti-trafficking framework to address labour abuses experienced by migrant sex workers
This article explores SWAN’s decision to pursue litigation as a means to challenge and expose harmful crimmigration and anti-trafficking policies
Misrepresentations, Inadequate Evidence, and Impediments to Justice: Human Rights Impacts of Canada’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts
SWAN contributed a chapter to the book, Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance.
The Evolution and Human Rights Impacts of Anti-Trafficking Laws in Canada (2002-2015). SWAN participated in a collaborative research project that critically evaluated the stated intentions and actual effects of national anti-human trafficking laws
SWAN analyzes how the adoption of an anti-prostitution analysis of trafficking by funders will likely result in punitive consequences for immigrant sex workers.
SWAN submitted a brief to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act in September 2014.