The ECP welcomed the Home Affairs Select Committee recommendation in 2016 that the law be changed ” “so that soliciting [a charge used against street-based sex workers] is no longer an offence and so that brothel-keeping provisions allow sex workers to share premises”. Crucially the Committee also calls for a law to delete “previous convictions and cautions for prostitution from the record of sex workers”. The ECP response gave credit for this victory to the international movement for decriminalisation spearheaded by grassroots sex workers over 40 years.
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