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The Governance of Prostitution by Responsibilization

European Union
Gender
Governance
Human Rights
Regulation
Comparative Perspective
P092
Nicolle Zeegers
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Joyce Outshoorn
Departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden
European Union

Building: Anthropole, Floor: 5, Room: 5081

Saturday 12:45 - 14:30 (10/06/2017)


Abstract

The question of how to govern prostitution in the EU in accordance with gender equality and women’s (human) rights is a polarized and widely debated issue; whereas some member countries swear by their ‘criminalization of the client regime’, others claim that ‘legalization of selling and buying sex’ works best. In this panel the focus will be on the description and explanation of strategies of responsibilization that are used by some countries to get a firmer grip on human trafficking, the organization of ‘voluntary’ sex work and the fight against forced prostitution without criminalizing buying and selling sex as such. The diversity of actors addressed (brothel owners, clients of prostitution, sex workers and/ or their organizations) and instruments used (administrative or criminal liabilities; voluntary engagement) will be shown and the possible (gender) effects of such strategies will be discussed.

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