Saturday, July 17, 2004
Britain's Prostitution Policy Review
Yesterday the British Home Office released its long-anticipated "consultation paper" concerning prostitution policy. (Here's the press release, and here's a webpage at which the paper itself is available, along with links to supporting documents.) I haven't had a chance to read the paper yet but press reports (such as this BBC one) indicate that it examines changing the law to allow licensed brothels and toleration zones. The fact that the report is a consultation paper means that the Home Office will welcome your views, at least until the closing date of November 26.
The BBC also offers a useful capsule summary of prostitution laws in a handful of other countries.
Vice Squad has been trying to keep an eye on the British prostitution policy review; relatively recent posts include one from June 15 and another from June 8.