- Jul 2011
Germany, apparently, has decriminalized the whole sex industry, entirely; some here think Canada should learn from over there: What Canada can learn from Swedish and German prostitution lawsThat's how it works in both Norway and Sweden (I had no idea about Norway, but just looked it up). The idea is that if you just ban prostitution, then the burden of law enforcement falls upon the prostitutes, who may themselves be victims of trafficking or simply desperation. Banning specifically buying, rather than selling, means that the police can only target the clients; and also means that a prostitute who becomes a victim of violent abuse can go to the police to report this without fear of being arrested for being a prostitute.
Not everyone agrees, though, of course: ‘Nordic model’ not a quick fix for Canada’s broken sex laws