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Spain Debates Dangerous Sex Work Law

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Sex workers protest in the Puerta del Sol, Madrid, against the the proposed criminalization of sex work, October 22, 2021. © 2021 Cecilia Montagut Spanish lawmakers should reject a potential law criminalizing sex work that is being debated in parliament. Research across Europe consistently shows that laws criminalizing the purchase of sex, known as the Nordic Model, increase sexual violence and harassment against sex workers, while having no demonstrable effect on human trafficking or the demand for sex. Research commissioned by the Northern Ireland Department of Justice…


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