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RSS Legal Cases – English Collective of Prostitutes

  • Vice: Hull’s ‘Prostitution Free’ Zone Isn’t Going to Stop the Local Sex Trade
    The residents, sex workers and activists I spoke to told me it’s only going to force everything into a new area. “Sam”, a sex worker on Hull’s Hessle Road ​ Last week, Hull City Council ​won a landmark ruling to create Britain’s … Continue reading → The post Vice: Hull’s ‘Prostitution Free’ Zone Isn’t Going to Stop […]
  • Joint Statement expressing serious concerns about police and UK Border Agency actions targeting migrant sex workers
    We are writing to express our serious concerns about a number of joint UK Border Agency and police operations targeting migrant sex workers which took place during the week commencing 17th October, the week during which Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October … Continue reading → The post Joint Statement expressing serious concerns about police and UK […]
  • Vice: Police Are Using the ‘Pop-Up Brothels’ Scare for Propaganda
    Frankie Mullin  Mar 10 2017, 1:14pm While actively putting sex workers in harm. (Top photo: A sex workers’ rights protest in 2014. Photo by Jake Lewis) “Pop-up brothels” full of trafficked women are sweeping the country, according to a spate of recent … Continue reading → The post Vice: Police Are Using the ‘Pop-Up Brothels’ Scare for […]
  • Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions Continue Against Sex Workers Despite Parliamentary Committee’s Call for Decriminalisation – Oct-Dec 2016
    The English Collective of Prostitutes has compiled the information below on raids, arrests and prosecutions of sex workers. These continue despite recommendations from a prestigious parliamentary committee that sex workers should be decriminalised. In July 2016, the Home Affairs Committee … Continue reading → The post Raids, Arrests and Prosecutions Continue Against Sex Workers Despite […]
  • Stop deportations of EEA sex workers.
    Rights sheet vs deportation of migrant sex workers launched for #1DayWithoutUs. Please forward to your networks. Stop deportations of EEA sex workers. Police have stepped up threats against sex workers who are from EEA countries and, unless we protest, the … Continue reading → The post Stop deportations of EEA sex workers. appeared first on […]
  • Legal Victories
    Successful private prosecution of serial rapist – R v Davies  In 1995, two women brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England and Wales with the support of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and Women Against Rape … Continue reading → The post Legal Victories appeared first on English Collective of Prostitutes.
  • Raids, arrests, prosecutions, closures against sex workers and people they associate or work with around the UK – April-September 2016
    This bulletin listing the raids, arrests, closures and prosecutions of sex workers and people sex workers associate with, shows that hundreds of women are being criminalised each year, with little protest or investigation into the impact of such criminalisation. In … Continue reading → The post Raids, arrests, prosecutions, closures against sex workers and people […]
  • ACTION ALERT! Stop the prosecution of Peter Walkey.
    Peter Walkey is facing trial on TUESDAY 30 August (Woolwich Crown Court) for managing a brothel because he let a woman use a room in his house to work. She wanted to be safe and he wanted to help. For … Continue reading → The post ACTION ALERT! Stop the prosecution of Peter Walkey. appeared […]
  • NO BAD WOMEN, JUST BAD LAWS – how the laws prevent women working together for safety – January-April 2016
    May 20, 2016 The prostitution laws are unjust and devious and lead to thousands of women a year being arrested, raided, prosecuted and even imprisoned. Police crackdowns break up safety networks. (i) Street workers are forced into isolated areas and … Continue reading → The post NO BAD WOMEN, JUST BAD LAWS – how the […]
  • The Guardian, Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy
    May 1, 2016 Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy Women targeted by Operation Nexus, which aims to deport foreign offenders, say they are legitimately self-employed Although freedom of movement is guaranteed within the EU, the right to stay after … Continue reading → The post The Guardian, Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy […]

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