Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority and others: disability and access to sex workers

Martin F. Regan*, Kevin J. Brown

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Abstract

This is a commentary on Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority and others, where the decision of the Court of Protection has been overturned by the Court of Appeal. The judgment has implications for (i) the article 8 and article 14 rights of those who lack capacity to arrange lawful sexual services; (ii) the criminal liability of their carers who are enlisted to assist with such arrangements; and, potentially, (iii) the ban on payment for sexual services in Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-604
Number of pages9
JournalNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • sex worker; mental capacity; care worker; human rights; statutory interpretation; Sexual Offences Act 2003; Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008.

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