Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Abuse of a victim of prostitution: Evaluation of the effectiveness of the sex purchase ban

Abuse of a victim of prostitution: Evaluation of the effectiveness of the sex purchase ban

Ministry of Justice in Finland 39/2013, 121 pages

The purchasing of sex from a victim of human trafficking or procuring has been prohibited in Finland since 2006. Also the purchasing and the offering for sale and selling of sex in a public place prohibited. The report explores the effectiveness of these laws. Investigating and proving ‘abuse of a victim of prostitution’ has turned out to be challenging. The report concludes with future recommendations.

 

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