„On 17 April [2009], the last day before the Icelandic Parliament adjourned to prepare for the 25 April elections, members passed a law criminalising the purchase of people for prostitution. Following the example of Sweden`s demand-side law, which fuels the sex industry [where buying sex is illegal but selling sex remains legal], the action was celebrated as a historic moment in the international fight against human trafficking. „With the exception of male prostitutes, all others are allowed. Brothel ownership is also allowed. But this country is deeply rooted in the trafficking of children that exists because of corruption. Prostitution is permitted in Mexico under federal law. Each of the country`s 31 states has its own prostitution legislation, 13 of which permit and regulate prostitution. In several cities, there are „tolerance zones“ that act as red-light districts and allow regulated prostitution. In most parts of Mexico, pimping (the practice of controlling prostitutes and arranging clients for them in exchange for a portion of their income) is prohibited. The legality of prostitution in Europe varies from country to country. „Exploitation through prostitution and trafficking in human beings are considered criminal offences, while the sale or purchase of sexual services is not punishable. Important legislative changes took place in 2003, when prostitution was removed from the list of offences, while procuring and organizing prostitution remained punishable.

In Georgia, prostitution is illegal[6] but widespread, especially in the capital Tbilisi. [30] Many NGOs attribute this to difficult economic conditions, according to the US State Department. [31] Prostitution takes place on the streets,[32] in bars, nightclubs,[33] hotels and brothels. [34] UNAIDS estimates that there are 6,525 prostitutes in Georgia. [10] In Finland, Norway and Switzerland, the right to sell sexual services is restricted because of citizenship. Foreigners caught selling sex services in Finland or Norway can be deported, and only EU citizens can obtain a Swiss prostitution license from foreign citizens. The government, of course, keeps some of this income to contribute to social benefits, and sex workers have pensions, health insurance, a regular 40-hour week, and the opportunity to join sex workers` unions. Despite statewide laws, every city has the right to prohibit prostitution within its territory. Street prostitution takes place near the centre of the capital Tirana, mainly by Roma men and women. [92] Some students work as prostitutes in hotels or motels in Tirana and other major cities.

Brothels were also found in the cities. [92] Street prostitution is only allowed in two streets near Luxembourg train station,[171] and only between 20:00 and 03:00. The area is regulated by the city authorities and regularly patrolled by the police. Prostitutes who work outside these streets or outside authorized hours can be arrested and fined up to €2,500. Due to the number of prostitutes and limited work space, some other roads work near the legalized territory and are at risk of being stopped. [172] „The national legal situation in Spain since 1995 is that prostitution is legal but totally unregulated. Since 01.07.2015, a new law prohibits the purchase of sexual services in certain public places. Under Danish jurisdiction, the legal status of prostitution remains legal. However, there is no evidence of organized prostitution in the autonomous region. Male prostitution is illegal, but everything else is legal. Bangladesh has a serious problem of human trafficking, perpetuated by corruption. Pimping and owning a brothel are also legal.

According to radical feminists, prostitution should not be legalized because state regulation, taxation, and licensing would legitimize the subjugation and objectification of women. Some radical feminists, on the other hand, see partial decriminalization as a necessary step toward the complete abolition of prostitution rather than an opportunity to legitimize prostitution as a respectable profession. Accordingly, they advocate the repeal of laws prohibiting the sale of sexual services, but believe that other related acts such as pimping, advertising and recruitment should remain illegal. Prostitution itself is legal here, although you are completely ruined if you channel your inner Snoop Dogg and pimp him to fame. According to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, „Prostitution: Third Report of Session 2016-17“, published on 1 July 2016, the sale and purchase of sexual services is permitted in England and Wales, but various related acts are illegal. This includes activities related to exploitation, such as controlling prostitution or maintaining a brothel, as well as public harassment activities such as buying or selling sexual services in public. Prostitution is legal in Mexico under federal law. The country`s 31 states each have their own policies on prostitution, and 13 of these states allow and regulate prostitution. Some cities have „tolerance zones“ that act as red-light districts and allow regulated prostitution. Pimping is illegal in most parts of Mexico.

Prostitution is illegal in Ukraine, but widespread and largely ignored by the government. [52] Laws criminalizing organized prostitution and penalties for human trafficking have had little effect, as many convicted traffickers often do not end up in prison. Ukraine`s economic decline has made the nation vulnerable and forced many people to depend on prostitution and human trafficking as a source of income. [53] Sex tourism increased as the country attracted more foreign tourists. [52] [54] Sex work was tolerated in limited red-light districts until 1979. These were razed after the Islamic Revolution, when laws were passed banning brothels, placing prostitutes and selling sexual activities, as well as harsh penalties such as imprisonment, flogging and execution. This makes prostitution illegal under articles 637 and 638 of the Penal Code. Prostitution is regulated by law in Austria and regulated by the Criminal Code[142] under Section Tenth Section Offences against Sexual Integrity and Self-Determination (§§ 201-220b). Most sex workers are migrants.

[143] According to a 2010 TAMPEP study, 78% of sex workers in Austria are foreigners. [144] In Sweden,[9] Northern Ireland,[10] Norway,[11] Iceland,[12] and France[13] it is illegal to pay for sex (the client commits a crime, but the prostitute does not). In Turkey, prostitution is legal and regulated. Prostitutes must register and purchase an identity card with details of their health checks. In addition, registered prostitutes are required to conduct regular health examinations to detect sexually transmitted diseases. The police are authorized to verify the authenticity of registered prostitutes to determine whether they have been properly checked and to ensure that they see the health authorities if they do not. Men cannot register under this regulation. However, most sex workers are not registered because it is the policy of local governments not to issue new registrations.

As a result, most sex workers in Turkey are not registered sex workers who break the law. [139] [140] Turkey is listed by UNODC as one of the top destinations for victims of trafficking. [141] „The Luxembourg Parliament adopted a law amending the legal framework for prostitution in order to combat trafficking in human beings and procuring. Prostitution is legal in Luxembourg, but the law will criminalize clients of underage prostitutes, vulnerable people – for example, people with mental illness or without valid papers – or victims of human trafficking. Sex work is legal here, but courting in public is prohibited, as well as possession of a pimp and brothels. This was banned in 1946. Clients will only be prosecuted knowingly for the services of a victim of forced prostitution,[48] or if the prostitute is a minor (art. 2161).

[48] It is legal to work in the sex industry in Colombia, but pimping is not. Prostitution is widespread, especially in cities like Cartagena and Barranquilla. Prostitution is legal in Argentina as long as participants are over 18 years of age. It is the promotion, facilitation and exploitation of others that is a nuisance – in particular, trafficking in women and children for prostitution within and within the country has become a problem. Trafficking in persons, possession of a brothel, procuring or coercing a person into prostitution in any way is illegal. Prostitution is legal and regulated by Ministerial Decree No. 32 of 2008 on the restriction of prostitution. The Prostitution Reform Act of 2003 repealed previous laws prohibiting the operation of brothels, escort agencies, and advertising agencies in favor of a mix of criminal rules and penalties aimed at reducing unprotected sex and the involvement of minors, migrants, and non-consenting persons. This makes prostitution a legalized act in New Zealand.

However, the Summary Offences Act 1981 is still in force, so sex workers who behave rudely in public places can be punished with a crime. 1988 Fight against prostitution Iraqi Law No. 8 (Arabic) makes it illegal to organize prostitutes and theoretically establishes a system for the rehabilitation of prostitutes. The Revolutionary Command Council increased the penalties for those guilty of organizing or prostitution. Article 2 of the above-mentioned Act makes prostitution illegal in Iraq. „Although prostitution is illegal, a local human rights group reported that it remains a minor problem among young women and youth.“ Prostitution is illegal under article 4 of Law No. 7196 of 2004 on the Punishment of Prostitution and related laws.