We’re happy to announce the start of the NPPR Working Paper Series: The Politics of Commercial Sex. The first paper in the series is Inga Margrete Ydersbond’s ‘The “promiscuous” and the “shy”: Denmark and Norway – A historic comparative analysis of pornography legislation‘. More working papers to come this spring!
Our research into the ideas underpinning Swedish anti-trafficking policy has now been published by Human Rights Review: G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Karlsson Schaffer and K. Persson Strömbäck. “Security, Equality and the Clash of Ideas: Sweden’s Evolving Anti-Trafficking Policy,” Human Rights Review, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12142-011-0214-y Abstract Seeking to explain the emergence of anti-trafficking initiatives, scholars have explored [...]
On December 6th 2011, French deputies unanimously approved a non-binding motion reaffirming the country’s abolitionist position in matters of prostitution. The resolution had been put to the National Assembly in June by the members of the Parliamentary Information Commission on prostitution. Indeed, this resolution is the first step in a plan to institute a policy [...]
The purchase of sexual services from victims of human trafficking and pandering is, since October 2006, a criminal act in the Finnish Penal Code. Five years later, there are several signs suggesting that the law, disliked by so many, could be revised by the current parliament. The most important of these are recent comments by [...]
by Sunniva Schultze-Florey The sale of sexual services has been a legal act in Norway since 1902. With the law reform of 2009, criminalising the purchase of sexual services, politicians once again underlined that the sale of sexual services should not be punishable. But even though selling sexual services in and of itself is not [...]
- The Danish election: a new government – and towards a new prostitution regime?
- France’s newest import? Parliamentary Commission calls for “Swedish model” client criminalisation
- The impact of Finnish parliamentary election results on prostitution policy
- The Happy Whore and the Victim of Human Trafficking – Stereotypes Prevail in Finnish Debate on Sex Work
- NPPR at 2011 ECPG in Budapest
3/04/09 •Susanne Dodillet’s “Är sex arbete?” (Is Sex Work?)
2/12/09 •Skilbrei on ‘un-Norwegian’ prostitution
1/26/09 •Dodillet defends
3/29/12 •NPPR Working Paper Series: The Politics of Commercial Sex
3/12/12 •Security, Equality and the Clash of Ideas: Sweden’s Evolving Anti-Trafficking Policy
11/07/11 •Finnish legislation on the purchase of sexual services: potential revisions?