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Abuse of a victim of sex trade

Abuse of a victim of sex trade

Evaluation of the Finnish sex purchase ban

Ministry of Justice, Finland, 2014, 118 pages

The report explores the effectiveness of the offence “abuse of a victim of sex trade” (Criminal Code, chapter 20 section 8). Enacted in 2006, this provision prohibits the purchasing of sex from a victim of human trafficking or procuring.

Investigating and proving ‘abuse of a victim of sex trade’ has turned out to be challenging.

The report concludes with recommendations.


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Publication Date
Monday, 14 April, 2014
Section Publications
Type of Publication Report
Year 2014
Means acts purpose Sexual exploitation