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Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. The Criminal Code of Canada deals with indecency and nudity under Disorderly Conduct in sections and In addition to the Criminal Code, some municipalities have bylaws that pertain to nudity, Toronto lawyer Jordan Donich explained. If someone is charged, it would likely be in conjunction with other offences, he said. Unlike most charges, laying a nudity charge requires the consent of the attorney general. Donich speculated that it comes down to oversight over police behaviour — and the potential for the law to be applied without safeguards against discrimination. In , an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling paved the way for women to bare their chests in public. Gwen Jacob walked down a Guelph, Ont. She was charged and convicted of committing an indecent act, which was ultimately overturned.
By Jill Reilly. A female High Court Judge in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been sacked after she stripped off naked and laid down on her office desk to sunbath. The scandal was revealed when paperwork detailing a hearing into her actions was leaked to local media. It revealed that she had been spotted in her office at 8am where she could clearly be seen exercising in the nude, and later she had laid on the table, either to relax or sunbathe. But the naked judge was photographed by another early riser at the council offices across the road in Sarajevo. The photograph, which did not name the young woman, was published in local media, where an internal enquiry at the court building revealed her identity, and that she was a senior judge. The matter ended up with the disciplinary commission of the Supreme Court, and she was fired after it ruled her behaviour had 'damaged the image of the Supreme Court'.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a secular country composed of mainly Muslims and Christians Catholic and Orthodox. While officially secular, religion plays an important role in Bosnian society. As such, attitudes towards members of the LGBT community tend to be quite conservative, much like other Eastern European countries. Nevertheless, attitudes are changing. In , the Government approved a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, banning discrimination on account of one's sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.