Daily Express: Should prostitution be legalised?

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Daily Express, 05/11/2011. THERE are few clues as to what happens inside Stil­etto, billed euphemistically as “the world’s finest short-stay boutique hotel”. It looks like any upmarket retreat but is the latest, most ­stylish flagship for the legalised sex industry … Continue reading

Statement: Decriminalisation of prostitution v legalisation

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Since it was founded in 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalize sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages — no woman, child … Continue reading

Statement: Recommendations for change in law and policy to improve sex workers’ safety

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights of sex workers and protects them … Continue reading

Summary of the New Zealand Prostitution Reform Act

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Catherine Healy New Zealand Prostitutes Collective info@nzpc.org.nz Dear ECP, I enclose below as requested information about the Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand six years ago. In summary the law means that street based sex workers can … Continue reading

Tim Barnett (former New Zealand MP) on the Policing and Crime Bill

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February 4th 2009 Sir Nicholas Winterton Chairman, Bills Committee on the Policing and Crime Bill Dear Sir Nicholas THE DECRIMINALISATION OF PROSTITUTION IN NEW ZEALAND I am writing to you in regard to the current proposals in the Policing and Crime … Continue reading

Economist: The red lights are going out all over Europe—but not elsewhere

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Oct 30th 2008 | AMSTERDAM AND AUCKLAND From The Economist print edition The red lights are going out all over Europe—but not elsewhere WHEN the Netherlands legalised brothels eight years ago, the mood was upbeat. Politicians thought they were well on the … Continue reading

Press Release: New Zealand marks five years of successful decriminalisation of prostitution

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PRESS RELEASE From SAFETY FIRST – A coalition to decriminalise sex work and prioritise safety. Tel: 07811 964 171 www.prostitutescollective.net Wednesday 25 June 2008: New Zealand marks five years of successful decriminalisation of prostitution. On the fifth anniversary of the introduction of … Continue reading