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Thailand’s prostitution laws out of step with reality

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Thailand’s prostitution laws out of step with reality

By The Thaiger

 

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Despite firm denials that prostitution is a ‘thing’ in Thailand and the high-level narrative that prostitution in the Land of Smiles is just an outdated type-cast, the evidence to the contrary remains obvious, in plain sight, any night of the week.

 

A “Review of the prevention and suppression of prostitution laws project” seminar was held at the Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus in June aiming to formalise and zone sex-related activities in Thailand. The report recommends the country’s sex industry be controlled under the authority of the Department of Local Administration.

 

Thai PBS reports that Law lecturer Akawat Laowonsiri says Thailand is obliged to protect the rights of sex workers and is a signatory to  international commitments like the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

 

Full Story: https://thethaiger.com/news/national/thailands-prostitution-laws-out-of-step-with-reality

 

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-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2019-06-24

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