Bedford Supreme Court victory

Pivot represented Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV) at the Supreme Court of Canada in an intervention in the 2013 case of Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford, Scott and Lebovitch. This constitutional challenge ultimately led the Supreme Court to strike down three key provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that criminalized sex work. The Court unanimously held that criminal laws prohibiting aspects of adult prostitution were unconstitutional because they violated sex workers’ right to security of the person.