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#Prostitution

# prostitution - Monday 17 October, 2011

Shatter publishes report on prostitution legislation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has published his report into Swedish law criminalising people who purchase sexual services from prostitutes.

# prostitution - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery Human Trafficking This post contains videos

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery

The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.

# prostitution - Monday 3 October, 2011

Minister for Justice examining advice on criminalising purchase of sex

Deputy Alan Shatter is currently examining the implications of introducing a ban similar to that introduced in Sweden in 1999.

# prostitution - Friday 30 September, 2011

Column: ‘I thought what I was doing was normal’

How do women end up in prostitution? One tells her personal story, and describes her experience in the sex industry.

# prostitution - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Berlusconi accused of persuading witness to lie

From victim to suspect: A Naples judge has turned an extortion case on its head, stating Silvio Berlusconi should be investigated for persuading a witness to lie, while the accused – a Bari businessman – is freed from custody.

# prostitution - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Law banning purchase of sex "would reduce sex trafficking and prostitution"

Police officers from Sweden and Norway met with members of the Gardaí, the HSE and other organisations to discuss making the purchase of sex illegal in Ireland.

Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?

Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan

# prostitution - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

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Booking about: Irish fans first in line for busy NZ brothels

There has been no waiting around for some Irish supporters.

# prostitution - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe

Officers from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch carry out a major sting on a human trafficking ring in Belfast.

# prostitution - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group

Ruhama’s annual report shows that the majority of women they help who were trafficked into Ireland and forced into the sex trade are African.

# prostitution - Monday 22 August, 2011

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

The number of women here working in the sex industry has increased by 4 per cent, according to an organisation that supports the victims of prostitution.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# prostitution - Sunday 7 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# prostitution - Friday 29 April, 2011

Men who pay for sex 'should be prosecuted'

Public health specialist calls for men who buy sex to be prosecuted – but an organisation representing sex workers in Ireland says this is not the best approach.

# prostitution - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Prostitution should be legalised, says independent TD Wallace

The Wexford soccer impresario says prostitutes would be better protected if their trade was not forced underground.

Poll: Should Ireland legalise paying for sex? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland legalise paying for sex?

Independent TD Mick Wallace has said he believes prostitution – like drugs – should be legalised for better regulation.

# prostitution - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Christy Moore backs campaign to target men who buy sex

Proposals made to prosecute who hire prostitutes – but to not criminalise the woman who sells sex.

# prostitution - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

Northern Ireland acts as 'staging post' for trafficking

Stormont justice minister appeals for men to think twice about visiting brothels.

# prostitution - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Trafficked prostitutes lived in fear of controlling gang

Four appear in Belfast court today on charges of prostitution and trafficking.

# prostitution - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

POLICE IN FRANCE investigating a prostitution ring have charged star international footballer Franck Ribéry with soliciting an under-age prostitute.
Bayern Munich’s Ribéry and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema were taken in for questioning over allegations that a Parisian nightclub had offered its clients the service of under-age girls as prostitutes.
Benzema is expected to appear in court later today and could face similar charges to those of his international team mate. Both deny any wrong-doing over the scandal.

The BBC reports that one woman who came forward to investigators told them she was paid for sex with the two players.

Ribery’s lawyer claims the footballer believed her to be 18 years old when they met last year. The woman, Zahia Dehar (now 18), says she did not tell her age to either footballer.

She also claims to have slept with another French international, Lyon striker Sydney Govou.

Although the age of consent in France is 15 and prostitution is not in itself illegal (as long as the woman is aged 18 or over), paid sex with a minor is prosecuted as statutory rape.

If ultimately convicted of any involvement, the footballers could face up to three years in prison and a fine of €45,000.

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