Students at the Police Academy are also given access to training on prostitution and human trafficking-related legislation and policies, awareness-raising and effective investigation methods. The National Rapporteur also ensures that the Swedish police forces are given continuing training in how to investigate these crimes. The Nordic Model In 1999, Sweden passed legislation to criminalize the purchase of sexual services. After a brief introduction to prostitution and prostitution-related human trafficking, the paper zooms in on the Dutch situation. Human trafficking is also easier to hide in a country where prostitution is legal. We model a prostitution market with voluntary and coerced [5] See Associated Press, supra note 1 (describing approaches in New York and California that recognize prostitutes as victims of human trafficking). Norway adopted the Sex Purchase Act in 2009. Last week, France moved in the same direction, bringing in fines for people who pay for sex. • None of the parties will be interested to talk to the police. The number of individuals that are sold via internet web pages/web ads are much larger in similar neighboring countries such as Denmark and Norway. 19, 49 (2012) (describing Swedish Model as treating “the prostitute as the victim by only punishing the buyer”). CATW supported Swedish partners advocating for the successfully enacted Ban on the Purchase of Sex, the first law solely decriminalizing prostituted women while holding sex buyers accountable. While not all commercial sex is forced or is trafficking, proponents of the Swedish model and efforts to address demand argue that such efforts will afford protections to anyone engaged in commercial sex, since it will allow prostitutes and sex-trafficking victims … the “Swedish model” in Northern Ireland’, Anti-Trafficking Review, issue 8, 2017, pp. The report stated that street prostitution had been reduced by half. Go to the main menu; Go to the mobile menu; Go to main content ; France Diplomacy Open menu. The Swedish Model is based on the country’s Sex Purchase Act that passed with great fanfare in 1999. Hence, the National Rapporteur’s most important task is to monitor, analyze and present comparative data about the state of trafficking in human beings within and to Sweden, and to evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement actions as well as legal, policy and practical measures and initiatives. In 1999, the Swedish government embarked on an experiment in social engineering. Finally! (noting law enforcement’s focus on providing help and services to prostitutes). This is not due to the law but due to the development generally of online technology. In 2011 this was increased to one year. Prostitution might be a social problem but it is very much linked to various criminal activities that are police matters: The legislation has been very successful in the countries where it has been adopted – leading to a reduced demand for sexual services and thereby … L. No. In 1999, Sweden enacted a legal reform, now known as the Swedish Model, that has created dramatic decrease in human trafficking activity in the country. It is reasonable to believe that this is due to the criminalization  of the purchase of sexual services in Sweden. • This is an agreement between two adults. Instead, critics of the Swedish model have argued that the criminalisation of the purchase of sex in Sweden has not led to a reduction in the extent of trafficking. Per Sunesson, the Swedish Ambassador-at-Large for Combatting Trafficking in Persons, told CBN News why Sweden decided to do this and why it’s been hugely successful. • Disturbance of the order, etc. The Swedish Platform Civil Society Against Human Trafficking runs, since 2015, a National Support Program (NSP) that grant accredited service providers that live up to certain minimum standards funding for supporting and protecting victims of human trafficking. In the first half of 2017 231 cases was noticed, when at the same time in 2016 163 incidents were reported. The Government of Sweden fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking. The National Rapporteur and her team presents annual monitoring reports to the Government on the state of the situation of all forms of human trafficking in Sweden, and gives recommendations. NORDIC MODEL. [12] Perhaps most critically, the approach has the effect of driving the entire sex trade further underground, making actual trafficking victims less apparent. See also Moira Heiges, Note, From the Inside Out: Reforming State and Local Prostitution Enforcement to Combat Sex Trafficking in the United States and Abroad, 94 Minn. L. Rev. It is both a cause and a consequence of inequality between women and men. • Trafficking in human beings • Drugs swedish laws, policies and interventions on prostitution and trafficking in human beings: a comprehensive overview Ellison, G., Ní Dhónaill, C. & and Early, E. (2019). Sex trafficking is an especially insidious crime, making law enforcement’s utilization of anti-trafficking laws and its treatment of prostitutes as potential victims a welcome development. When a buyer is arrested, he is also offered assistance (advice, counseling, therapy) by the social service in order to quit his criminal behavior. Sexual purchase offenses are usually considered to be easy to investigate and relatively uncomplicated to process. The legislation has strong support in Sweden among the public, and has brought about significant positive changes in attitudes. [10] This is no small feat considering the U.S.’s strict prostitution laws and law enforcement’s initial resistance to viewing domestic prostitution through a human-trafficking lens. The concern that prostitution would move to other arenas has not been fulfilled. New Governance, Negotiation, and Expert Rule, Guilty Before Trial: A Comparison of American and Spanish Juries and their Treatment of Pretrial Publicity, Online Symposium 2018 – Interpersonal Human Rights, Music You Love: Harmonizing Music Streaming and International Copyright Law, Renegotiation or Withdrawal: The Trump Administration’s Stance on NAFTA. “An effective approach to preventing trafficking and exploitation is the ‘Nordic model’, a human rights and gender equality-based approach also known as the ‘Swedish model’. • The crime will be difficult to prove. The “Nordic model” of prostitution is often heralded for being particularly progressive and woman-friendly, built on a feminist definition of prostitution as a form of male violence against women. Furthermore, the trafficking involved 107 minors, including 41 girls and 66 boys. Sweden is held up as a model for European reform on prostitution law. The Nordic model: In 1999, Sweden flipped the traditional onus of criminal liability away from sex workers: Paying for sex would be a … This approach began to gain traction in the U.S. a year later when Congress passed the U.S.’s first anti-human trafficking law. If a fine is issued instead of a prison sentence, Sweden’s system for issuing fines means its size will depend on the offender’s income. INTRODUCTION. Finland didn't adopt the Swedish model, which does this. There is no evidence of an increase of indoor prostitution. The evaluation also reported that prosecutors “do not currently see any application problems directly linked to the penal provision. There can be evidentiary problems, but almost half of the offenses reported have been linked to an individual, meaning that a decision has been made to bring charges, impose a summary fine or grant a waiver of prosecution. In Stockholm 75% of the women who are exploited in prostitution originate from foreign countries’ victims of THB. An evaluation of the law’s impact commissioned by the Norwegian Government and published in 2014 reported, “A reduced market and increased law enforcement posit larger risks for human traffickers. There are no comments for this entry yet. A term that appeared in the debates and has since become popularised is ‘Swedish Model’ or "Den Svenska Modellen", a term long used to describe foreigner's perception of the Swedish way of doing things, and in particular the paternalist welfare state that arose in the 1930s. [10] See 2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws, Polaris Project, http://www.polarisproject.org/what-we-do/policy-advocacy/national-policy/state-ratings-on-human-trafficking-laws (last visited Sept. 25, 2013) (rating state anti-trafficking laws and noting that “[thirty-nine] states passed new laws to fight human trafficking in the past year”). An analysis of the impact of the ‘Swedish model’ is at the heart of a Parliamentary Assembly investigation into human trafficking and the sex trade,which will see a report presented by José Mendes Bota, its General Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, to the assembly’s April Spring session. Since 2001, over 85% of prosecutions have resulted in the offender receiving a fine. The so-called Nordic model to respond to prostitution has been considered in legislative debates across Europe and internationally, and hailed by some as best practice to tackle sex trafficking and is believed to support gender equality. The Ministry. [6] See Stephanie M. Berger, Note, No End in Sight: Why the “End Demand” Movement Is the Wrong Focus for Efforts to Eliminate Human Trafficking, 35 Harv. Maybe not. • We (the police), will ruin their (the buyer’s) marriage. The National Rapporteur concluded in her 2011 report on initiatives carried out under the National Action Plan that regular training of police and other key public agencies is a core element in the success of the Swedish law enforcement measures to prevent and combat prostitution and trafficking in human beings. November 01, 2020 by ABbilgi Merkezi website, In 1997, Sweden was the first country in the European Union to appoint a National Rapporteur on Trafficking  in Human Beings following a joint declaration (“The Hague Declaration”) of the European Union in 1997. (Modified CC Image Courtesy of Seth Anderson), Prostitution: The Role of Trafficking and the Swedish Model, Police and prosecutors in Cook County, Illinois, recently began taking an approach to prostitution enforcement that is more familiar to international sex rings than suburban streets. “Given that Norway is an attractive market because of bad times elsewhere in Europe, the lower payment to come to Norway is … Canada's current legislative scheme follows the Swedish model, where it is illegal to purchase sex, but its sale is permitted. Hence, the law has normative as well as direct effects on the reduction of crime. The Swedish prostitution law from 1999, now followed by Norway and Iceland, criminalized the purchaser and decriminalized the prostituted person. The prohibition also acts as a deterrent for men who buy sexual services. 106-386, 114 Stat. [7] The policy behind this approach is that targeting demand for prostitution and the activities that support it will decrease the overall incidence of prostitution without turning possible victims into criminals. Groundbreaking law launches the Swedish Model. Western democracies, including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have more lenient prostitution laws. The Swedish Model may also create new, surreptitious dangers for prostitutes. Why should the police interfere? The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a themed issue entitled ‘Sex Work’.. It is also a criminal offense to attempt to pay for sex and to pay for sex on behalf of another person. [6] Denouncing prostitution as a form of gendered violence against women, the law made it legal to sell sex, but a crime to buy it. Swedish model to combat human trafficking, which addresses the demand side of the trafficking equation by criminalizing the purchasing of sex. In December 2007, the government adopted a national action plan on child sexual exploitation, … A System Dynamics simulation model related to the Dutch situation developed to explore and provide policy insights is subsequently presented. In 2015, after two years of controversy, the so-called ‘Swedish model’—the criminalisation of paying for sex—became law in Northern Ireland as an anti-trafficking measure. The Swedish government keeps human trafficking at a firm low, with an average of 400 to 600 people trafficked annually, as compared to 4 million across Europe. Swedish authorities and activists have promoted the "Swedish Model" internationally. [12] See Chuang, supra note 7, at 1719–20 (reporting studies that indicate Swedish law has made sex trafficking prosecutions more difficult because clients are less inclined to cooperate given their own criminality); Berger, supra note 6, at 549–50 (noting some prostitutes have to rely more on pimps to find clients because the threat of prosecution has made them fewer in number and harder to find). Finnish law differentiates between different kinds of … About a decade after Sweden saw its success with a decrease in prostitution and trafficking, Norway and Iceland adopted the Swedish model. This portion also describes the successes that Sweden has experienced due, in large part, to the government’s commitment to ending human trafficking. Of these, 213 cases involved human trafficking for sexual purposes, while another 161 victims were brought to Sweden for forced labor. See also Heiges, supra note  9, at 448–49 & nn.141–46 (noting that as recently as 2009 state and federal law enforcement has argued domestic prostitution is not generally related to human trafficking). The Swedish Model, therefore, may be a poor compliment to anti-trafficking laws, as it appears to make it more difficult for authorities to identify and, ultimately, help victims of human trafficking. What are the effects and risk of prostitution? ... concerning trafficking in human beings. An important component of the work to prevent and combat prostitution and trafficking in human beings in Sweden is regular training of law enforcement, prosecutors and judges. [15] See Chuang, supra note 7, at 1719; Berger, supra note 6, at 549–50. • Why aren´t the women criminalized (they are tempting the men)? This is analyzed as a cogent state response under international trafficking law, particularly to the obligations set forth in the United Nation’s Trafficking Protocol from 2000. As is the case for legislation in general, however, simply adding the Sex Purchase Act to the statute books is not the end point. The enforcement of the legislation generally works very well: police and prosecutors do not identify any administrative or investigative difficulties to enforce the law. One woman in street prostitution recently concluded that “The police are bad for my business but good for me.”. Despite misgivings that it would be more difficult to reach women in prostitution, that prostitution would “go underground,” and that the conditions of prostituted individuals would worsen, there is no evidence that the prohibition has had negative effects for individuals exploited in prostitution. So, if we can reduce prostitution, we will see a reduction in these criminal activities too. The number of individuals exploited in street prostitution has halved since 1999. 1. [4] See 2013 Ill. Legis. While recognizing prostitutes as potential victims is laudable, this approach is unlikely to realize the goal of helping trafficking victims and may have unintended, dangerous consequences for prostitutes. [5] However, is this the approach law enforcement should be taking? Finland didn't adopt the Swedish model, which does this. It originated in Sweden in 1999 and is currently in place in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, France, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Canada. Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor . Yet, when we interrogate the utilisation of the Nordic countries laws by law enforcers, it is not being implemented as per the law. Guest Editor: Annalee Lepp The relationship between sex work and human trafficking remains one of the most contentious issues in both the sex worker rights and anti-trafficking worlds, and there is much community-based and academic literature written on this topic. Reprinted with permission from Swedish National Rapporteur on Traf- ficking in Human Beings, Nicosia, Cyprus, November 8, 2017 [2] Id. Sweden’s Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking and Why It’s So Effective: Some in the battle against sex trafficking have praised what they call “the Swedish Model” for fighting prostitution and other parts of the illegal trade. The government a new law enacted criminalizing the purchase (but not the sale) of sex (Swedish Penal Code). It has several elements: 1. Using the simulation model, policies are first of all tested, and preliminary conclusions are drawn. Press Room Press Room. The legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual service came into being as one in a series of preventative laws and measures aimed specifically at the protection of vulnerable women and girls, men and boys against serious acts of sexual violence, but also to create a society where the culture of prostitution is changed into a culture where the human rights of all women and girls are protected. See also Katie Beran, Revisiting the Prostitution Debate: Uniting Liberal and Radical Feminism in Pursuit of Policy Reform, 30 Law & Ineq. A review of the criminalization of paying for sexual services in Northern Ireland . While not all commercial sex is forced or is trafficking, proponents of the Swedish model and efforts to address demand argue that such efforts will afford protections to … 46 cases from 231 concerned the minors. Last week, France moved in the same direction, bringing in fines for people who pay for sex. The Finnish model is the partial criminalisation of sex buyers. Serv. A big part of the Swedish Model was to make it illegal to buy sex, but not to sell it. In Sweden, the training focuses not only on adequate investigation techniques but importantly also on attitudes, and underlying principles for legislation, policies and interventions regarding prostitution and trafficking in human beings. FACT: False. The Swedish model refers to a strong, state-sanctioned stance that holds that all forms of prostitution are, by definition, violence and must therefore be eradicated. [11] See 100 Countries and Their Prostitution Laws – Prostitution, ProCon.org, http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000772 (last updated Dec. 22, 2011) (noting that, aside from eleven counties in Nevada, prostitution is illegal in the U.S.). Since 1999, when new legislation was passed, the rates of human trafficking in Sweden have gone down 70 percent. The Sex Purchase Act is designed to tackle this form of violence by discouraging men from paying for sex, while supporting those exploited through prostitution to exit and rebuild their lives. The imbalance is between the man who buys and the woman who is exploited. The National Rapporteur also represents Sweden at meetings of regional and international law enforcement bodies and cooperation schemes, including as a member of the European Commission Network of National Rapporteurs. J. L. & Gender 523, 548 (2012). 98-538 (S.B. There might always be somebody around who plans to hurt these women badly. When the law was passed a lot of questions were raised within the Swedish Police. Chasing the buyers lead us to the victims and the traffickers. Abstract. Choose a language. [13] The Swedish Model, therefore, may be a poor compliment to anti-trafficking laws, as it appears to make it more difficult for authorities to identify and, ultimately, help victims of human trafficking.[14]. There is a clear connection between the existence of prostitution and trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes. [8] Since then, the movement dedicated to eradicating prostitution in the U.S. has favored the dual approach of enforcing anti-trafficking laws while utilizing the Swedish Model of punishing pimps and customers instead of prostitutes. Studies into the Swedish Model’s effectiveness at deterring trafficking are at best inconclusive and, at worst, show the approach to be ineffective. For better understanding of the significance of the law, police officers need training about the mechanisms around prostitution. Id. The fact that the women are not criminalized removes the tension between the women in prostitution and the police. Historic Protocol defines human trafficking, recognizes it as crime. Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law . 428, 436 (2009) (noting U.S. anti-trafficking efforts have increasingly focused on domestic trafficking of U.S. citizens for prostitution by pimps who are also citizens). A joint article by Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström presenting the common strategy in the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Europe and in the world. Why do women end up in prostitution? The critical aspects of the Swedish model include: • A comprehensive gender equality program; • Increased and sustained resources for gender equality programs; • Policies that focus on demand reduction, i.e. The neighboring countries, Denmark and Norway, have three times as many individuals in street prostitution. On the contrary, in Sweden, street prostitution has been reduced by half in the 10 years since the model was first applied. [11], When assessing this new law enforcement paradigm, however, it is important not to conflate the two distinct, though undoubtedly related, aspects of sex trafficking and the Swedish Model. [1] See Who’s a Victim of Human Sex Trafficking?, Associated Press, Sept. 3, 2013, available at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=218531138. This is analyzed as a cogent state response under international trafficking law, particularly to the obligations set forth in the United Nation’s Trafficking Protocol from 2000. In fact, hardly any country in the world has fewer problems with human trafficking than Sweden, according to the Swedish police. Out of context, this has become the most commonly used term to describe … The law has thus affected important pull factors and reduced the extent of human trafficking in Norway in comparison to a situation without a law.” The prostitution trade also has shrunk. THE NORDIC MODEL (Excerpts from What is the Nordic Model? The Swedish prostitution law from 1999, now followed by Norway and Iceland, criminalized the purchaser and decriminalized the prostituted person. https://www.abbilgi.eu/en/swedish-model-as-an-example-to-prevent-human-trafficking.html, © 2011-2017 Frontier Ventures | About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Donate | RSS. Also, the women are offered the same kind of assistance in order to exit prostitution and rebuild their lives. They must feel free to report all kinds of information to the police without being punished. Susann Huschke and Eilís Ward. The Swedish Model may also create new, surreptitious dangers for prostitutes. However, implementing the Swedish Model of prosecuting pimps and customers may actually harm the overall effort of helping these victims. The International Human Rights Network, organized by CATW to advocate for a comprehensive legal definition of human trafficking, succeeds when the UNGA adopts the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol. But see Heiges, supra note 9, at 459 (citing statistics indicating the number of prostitutes in Sweden decreased by 50% in two years, while the number of men purchasing sex dropped by 75%). See Chuang, supra note 7, at 1658, 1664–1669. Lena Walther is the honorary Swedish consul in Southern Nevada and also founded Awareness is Prevention, a group working to combat human trafficking by … As concluded by the National Police, the legislation functions as a barrier against the establishment of traffickers and pimps in Sweden. Decriminalisation of those who are prostituted Prostitution is inherently violent. There were questions and opinions like: The Swedish model arises from two main sources. Groundbreaking law launches the Swedish Model. Many of them are also forced by pimps and traffickers. Now, that debt has dropped to 40,000-45,000 Euros. The Swedish model was considered but roundly rejected in New Zealand. [9] The movement to eradicate prostitution gained significant traction during the Bush Administration and involved the strange bedfellows of “radical feminists,” neoconservatives and evangelical Christians. Studies have found that the use of anti-demand approaches in the U.S. is more widespread than previously thought. [9] Boosted by anti-trafficking laws passed in every state—all but two of which have specific, sex trafficking provisions—the views of the eradication movement have had considerable influence on criminal-justice policy. P.A. IN ORDER TO TACKLE the problems connected to the sex trade many countries are now turning to what is know as the “Nordic Model” on prostitution, which criminalises the purchase of sex, targeting law enforcement measures at sex buyers. The effective delivery of support and exiting services for women exploited through the sex trade is essential to realizing the objectives of the Sex Purchase Act. It was mostly viewed as a social problem by the police. In 1998, the Swedish Government appointed the Swedish Police Authority as National Rapporteur on Trafficking  in Human Beings. • Violence and even murder How was the accomplished? Evidence from the ground in Northern Ireland, however, questions the enforceability and appropriateness of a sex purchase ban to significantly reduce or eradicate trafficking in the sex industry. A big part of the Swedish Model was to make it illegal to buy sex, but not to sell it. Its purpose was to evaluate how the law had affected the sex industry since its implementation in 1999 until 2008. Women act sexy and willing in order to get the money, not because they like what they do. This is an article from the November-December 2020 issue: Human Trafficking:The Church Should Stop Supporting It! This is twice the number compared to other reported sexual offenses.”. This is a fairly radical departure from the laws in place in many parts of the world. 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