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May 13, 2019

Decriminalized Prostitution: Impunity for Violence and Exploitation


"This Article on decriminalized prostitution is important for contemporary debate. Around the world, there are both small groups and large agencies, such as UN Women13 and Amnesty International, that advocate for the decriminalization of prostitution.

One such group is suing the state of California to decriminalize prostitution using the same legal argument and strategy that created decriminalized prostitution in Rhode Island in 1980. The authors of this Article believe the findings reported herein on Rhode Island’s twenty-nine year experience with decriminalization are an important contribution to the debate."
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