Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society and Sheryl Kiselback v. The Attorney General of Canada

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This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Criminal Code provisions making adult prostitution illegal. A trial was set for February 2009, but the BC Supreme Court determined that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the claim. SWUAV appealed to the B.C. Court of Appeal on the issue of public interest standing. The BCCLA argued that the Court should widen the current test for granting public interest standing to bring Canada in line with other jurisdictions and to promote access to justice.