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Criminalise the purchase of sex, says Tory Human Rights Commission

26th Jul 2019
James Mildred

Buying sex should be made illegal in Great Britain, the Conservative Human Rights Commission has said.

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Sturgeon urged to make buying sex illegal

6th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged by campaigners to bring in new legislation that would criminalise the purchase of sex in Scotland.

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New campaign to criminalise buying sex in the Netherlands

11th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A new campaign has been launched in the Netherlands, inspired in part by Christians, to introduce new laws to make buying sex illegal.

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France and Sweden announce new global policy urging countries to criminalise the purchase of sex

12th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

France and Sweden have launched a new common strategy for combatting human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally, which specifically calls on other countries to criminalise the purchase of sex.

International Women’s Day: Time to shift the burden

8th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

For far too long those entrapped in prostitution have bared the brunt of the law whilst those fuelling the demand for paid sex - the buyers – are largely neglected in our statute books, leaving them to continue with near impunity.

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BLOG: A Good Society Addresses Prostitution

5th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

The last pariah of violence against women in Scotland is prostitution. Only by compassionately and wisely coming alongside these women at the extreme margins of our country can we truly be said to be a good society.

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CARE launch not for sale campaign to highlight GB’s flawed prostitution laws

25th Feb 2019
Rachael Adams

There is little doubt that those involved in prostitution are at constant risk of harm and exploitation.

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French Supreme Court backs the law on criminalising purchase of sex

6th Feb 2019
Rachael Adams

The Conseil Constitutionnel – the French Supreme Court – has ruled that France’s laws on prostitution, which have outlawed the purchase of sex, are indeed constitutional.

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CARE welcomes Republic of Ireland’s first conviction under purchase of sex law

25th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

A 65-year-old man from Co Meath has become the first person in the Republic of Ireland to be convicted for paying for sexual services since a law banning it was introduced in Ireland in 2017.

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Another country criminalises the purchase of sex

4th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

At the end of the year, Israel joined the growing number of countries who have criminalised the purchase of sex. The legislation recently received its second and third readings and was approved by 34 votes with not a single vote cast against it.