Sex work is illegal in South Africa. The current South African approach to sex work is that of criminalisation and prohibition. Part I demonstrates how the legal frameworks of criminalization, partial criminalization, and legalization and regulation of sex work are costly, ineffective, and harmful approaches to sex work.
The laws and subsequent marginalisation of sex workers makes them more vulnerable to assault by the police, clients, third parties and brothel owners. It fails to recognise the evidence-based research that demonstrates the benefits of the decriminalisation of sex work on sex workers health, well being, and human rights.
Sex work is illegal in South Africa. Int'l L. Sex workers are often targeted by the police and are more vulnerable to violence because they have to work in dangerous and isolated locations to evade attention.
Enter search terms:. Part II presents evidence from New Zealand, the only country to fully decriminalize sex work, to show the positive impact decriminalization has had on the lives and rights of sex workers. Home About About Admin. Advanced Search. The report was written inbut released in May The laws and subsequent marginalisation of sex workers makes them more vulnerable to assault by the police, clients, third parties and brothel owners.
Int'l L. The report was written in , but released in May The report recommends sex workers be rehabilitated. Skip to main content.