Taal document

Datum

08 apr 2014

Documentsoort

Ministeries en Uitvoeringsorganisaties

Land

Trefwoord

Prostituant (klant)

Abuse of a victim of sex trade: Evaluation of the Finnish sex purchase ban

Datum

08 apr 2014

The report explores the effectiveness of the offence ‘abuse of a victim of sex trade’, (Criminal Code, chapter 20 section 8). Enacted in 2006, this provision prohibits the purchasing of sex from a victim of human trafficking or procuring. It is complemented by section 7 of the Public Order Act, which prohibits the purchasing and the offering for sale and selling of sex in a public place.

The report also explores the situation in the UK and Sweden. Sweden has had a comprehensive sex purchase ban in place since 1999. Information on the situation in Sweden is available in a report published in 2010 and the annual reports of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The relevant legislation in the UK as reformed in 2009 closely resembles the Finnish corresponding legislation. Because no study of the effectiveness of the British legislation has yet been conducted, interviews were conducted to gain a better picture.