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France criminalises buying sexual services

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The parliament of France has on April 7 outlawed paying for sexual services, putting in place a fine of up to 3,750 euros.

BBC reports that the guilty would also have to attend classes to learn about the conditions faced by sexual workers.

Members of the France’s Strass sex workers’ union have estimated that the law will affect the livelihoods of between 30,000 and 40,000 sex workers in the country.

Sweden was the first country to outlaw those, who pay for sex rather than the prostitutes, introducing the law in 1999.

Other countries have since introduce the so-called «Nordic model» – Norway in 2008, Iceland in 2009 and Northern Ireland in 2014.

In 2016, the European parliament approved a resolution calling for the law to be adopted throughout the European Union.

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  1. Charles Vane says:

    Shameful!

    Legaliize prostitution. And get prices down so all can buy.

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