Commentary: Demand, Prostitution Regimes and Human Rights

Commentary: Demand, Prostitution Regimes and Human Rights

In this blog, Marjan Wijers comments on the DemandAT policy brief on the prevention of exploitation and trafficking in the sex work sector drawing on her own experience of the drafting of Article 9(5) of the UN Trafficking Protocol which she participated in as a member of the Human Rights Caucus. Discussing the origins of the demand-provision in the Protocol, she pleads for a research that offers policy makers analytical tools and data that can help clarifying debates on demand-side measures, while pleading for a return to a universal human rights approach in designing prostitution policies and legislation.