19:00 - 20:00
Professor Ellisif Wasmuth
Lectures, talks and seminars
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In 1999, Sweden was the first country to adopt what has since been called the Nordic Model, making it illegal to purchase sex while decriminalising those who sell. This approach has since been adopted in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Ireland, and most recently, Israel.
But it is still a controversial law, with critics saying it drives prostitution underground and harms sex workers by making it more dangerous to sell sex. The proponents of the Nordic Model point, on their side, to reduced demand and reduced levels of trafficking, with some arguing for abolition on the grounds that selling sex is inherently harmful. In this THINK debate, we'll discuss the current problems with the sex industry and how best to deal with them.
Is decriminalisation or legalisation the way to go, or should the UK adopt something like the Nordic model and work to abolish the sex industry altogether?
Ahead of next weeks THINK debate, we'll discuss the current problems with the sex industry and how best to deal with them.
This Seminar is only open to students. If you are a member of the public please join us for the THINK debate which is open to everyone.