Ireland to introduce tough new laws on prostitution in 2013
Groups welcome plan to criminalise purchase of sex
The Irish government has confirmed it is to introduce tough new laws on prostitution in the coming months.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has announced plans to review Ireland’s antiquated laws on prostitution.
Over 60 organisations, including the Immigrant Council of Ireland, have called on Minister Shatter to change the law so that the buyer of sex will be criminalised.
The concerned groups believe that a change in the laws will help stop the abuse and trafficking of women and girls.
In a statement Denise Charlton, the chief executive of Immigrant Council of Ireland, said groups are being invited by government to make their recommendations in early December.
She said: “Members of Turn off the Red Light, academics and various others have been invited to present their considerations to the committee.
“We’re hopeful then the committee will report back to the Minister for Justice in the New Year and take the recommendation.
“We’re really hopeful and encouraged that there will be new legislation drafted as early as possible in the New Year.”
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