Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, finding they violated sex workers’ right to life, liberty, and security. Here, a woman holds a sign in a rally to support sex workers in Toronton on Friday. Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP
The unanimous decision — a victory for sex workers who had argued that some measures made their profession more dangerous — found that bans on brothels and street solicitations were unconstitutional. Canada’s Parliament has one year to respond before the decision takes effect.