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Response to the Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Proposal

Response to the Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Proposal

On 8 September 2015, Jean Urquhart issued a proposal for a Bill to decriminalise activities associated with the buying and selling of sexual services and to strengthen the laws against coercion in the sex industry. The Buchanan Institute compares the Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Proposal to the New Zealand and Swedish models. Considering in-depth questions that cut to the heart of the issue such as licensing conditions and legal treatment, the authors propose a two-pronged approach: decriminalisation coupled with generous resources set aside for a safe transition out of the sex industry.