Prostitution

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Prosecution for paying for sexual services brought forward in Northern Ireland

23rd Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

This week the Belfast Telegraph has reported that the first prosecution for paying for sexual services under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (on which CARE was privileged to advise Lord Morrow) has been brought in Northern Ireland. 

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France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

On 13 April 2016, France introduced a law making it an offence to pay for sexual services.  One year on, leading charities report that 937 individuals have been arrested for the offence with most admitting their guilt and being fined.

SNP Vote in Favour of Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

17th Mar 2017
Rachael Adams

CARE for Scotland welcomes the move today by the SNP to endorse the Nordic approach to prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex. The motion was proposed by Ash Denham MSP and seconded by Fiona Broadfoot.

New Research indicates Scotland should act on Prostitution

24th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

Research published today by the Scottish Government highlights the harm that prostitution causes and recognises that Sweden has had significant success in tackling prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex.

Mark Baillie speaks to Belfast Newsletter: ‘Others must follow NI lead on sex laws’

16th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

Mark Baillie, CARE's Northern Ireland Policy Officer spoke to the Belfast Newsletter about how the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Irelands' lead in passing a bill to make it illegal for people to pay for sex and how this will have a crucia

Scotland Could Become ‘Sex-Tourism’ Destination

15th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law that criminalises the purchase of sex.

NI Legislation Leads the Way in Fighting Human Trafficking

15th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

ROI passes law criminalising purchase of sex, heavily influenced by NI laws last night In a landmark decision, the Republic of Ireland has followed Northern Ireland’s example by passing a law which criminalises the purchase of sex.

Nola Leach quoted in The Bristol Post

5th Oct 2016
Rachael Adams

CARE's Chief Executive Nola Leach responds to a new report which highlights that three-quarters of brothels in Bristol have links to organised crime.

Woman in front of lights

New report reveals extent of organised crime and exploitation in brothels

27th Sep 2016
Louise Gleich

According to a report from an independent think tank the Police Foundation, organised crime and exploitation is rife in the off-street sex market, but is not given high priority by local police forces.

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Vulnerable People Exploited in Plain Sight

27th Sep 2016
Rachael Adams

A new study from the Police Foundation has warned that organised crime is far more involved in running Britain’s sex trade than previously thought – more than three-quarters of brothels were found to have links to dangerous criminal gangs and they op

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