Sex Workers Parliament and Criminalisation – Corbyn talks decriminalisation

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes the ‘sex industry’ should be decriminalised.

Talking to students in London 3 March 2016,  he spoke about how he wanted a society “where we don’t automatically criminalise people”.

His comments were criticised by ex-Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman.  She said prostitution was “exploitation and abuse” not “an industry”.

Amnesty International delegates voted August 11, 2015, to support a policy that calls for decriminalisation of the sex trade.

The English Collective of Prostitutes and the US PROStitutes Collective welcomed the move. They said it’s rooted in “respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of sex workers”.

Westminster

March 2014, Sex workers from across the UK and rest of Europe crammed into a select committee room in the House of Commons. They were there to argue against plans to change prostitution laws that would criminalise clients.

The parliamentary meeting was hosted by Labour MP John McDonnell . It was organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes and the People’s Parliament.

ynuk.tv was inside and followed the debate

5 Responses to “Sex Workers Parliament and Criminalisation – Corbyn talks decriminalisation”

  1. jemima2013 March 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Selling sex in the UK is not illegal, it is a pity that you cannot even get basic facts right in this short article on a very important topic.

  2. Sue Newell March 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    The article is not incorrect. It talks about criminalisation, I.e the way sex workers suffer due to laws regarding loitering, solicitation and brothel keeping, resulting in ASBOs or worse. Illegal and criminalised are two very different things.

  3. Armienne la Puta March 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    We, prostitutes, are workers.

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