A Response to Prohibition Against Purchase of Sexual Service: An Evaluation 1999-2008 (SOU 2010:49)

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Catharine A. MacKinnon

University of Michigan Law School; University of Chicago Law School ; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group

Max Waltman

Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Date Written: February 2, 2011

Abstract

Submission to the Swedish government supported by 12 signatories in response to its commissioned evaluation of the Sex Purchase Law.

The submission commends the government for its success in reducing the prevalence of prostitution and human trafficking in Sweden since the new law was adopted in 1999, and for its consistent work to support prostituted persons to leave the sex industry. Yet, the submission suggests stronger recognitions of the civil rights of prostituted persons so that they can claim damages from tricks for having sexually exploited them under coercive circumstances, thus violated their humanity, equality, and dignity as persons. The submission also notes that the official evaluation's suggestions do not go far enough, inter alia, in providing favorable conditions for prostituted persons to claim their rights. It suggests a number of further measures in both legal and policy oriented terms to counter sexual exploitation.

Keywords: Prostitution, Trafficking, Civil Rights, Purchase of Sex, Demand, Sweden, Submission, NGO, Brief, Government

Suggested Citation

MacKinnon, Catharine A. and Waltman, Max, A Response to Prohibition Against Purchase of Sexual Service: An Evaluation 1999-2008 (SOU 2010:49) (February 2, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2450513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2450513

Catharine A. MacKinnon

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
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University of Chicago Law School

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Chicago, IL 60637
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University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Max Waltman (Contact Author)

Stockholm University, Department of Political Science ( email )

Stockholm University
Stockholm, 106 91
Sweden

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