Amnesty votes to support full decriminalisation of prostitution

It is a sad day when a policy of one of the world’s foremost human rights groups offers greater protection for exploiters than for vulnerable people.

Amnesty International’s international council voted yesterday (11 August) to adopt a policy supporting the decriminalisation of all aspects of prostitution including pimping and running brothels.

Amnesty argues that it is seeking to protect the human rights of people involved in prostitution which is a worthy aim.  Sadly, the approach that Amnesty has chosen to adopt—full decriminalisation—does not accomplish this.  Far from it.

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