Amnesty International has reached a verdict today on the controversial draft supporting the global decriminalization of sex work. The five-day council meeting held in Dublin, Ireland comes to a close today, but with a “Yes” vote on this important draft, it seems the work is just getting started.
According to the press release on amnesty.org, “The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a policy that supports the full decriminalisation of all aspects of consensual sex work. The policy will also call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.”
This policy is yet to be written. The vote today has solidified Amnesty’s stance on the subject of sex work, adopting a preliminary policy, requesting that the International Board “adopt a policy that seeks attainment of the highest possible protection of the human rights of sex workers, through measures that include the decriminalisation of sex work.”
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