Article in Praise of the Swedish Model for Combating Trafficking
Witness: Ruth Nordström – Why Sweden leads the way in
tackling human trafficking and the sex trade
In a penultimate contribution to the ‘Witness’ series, Ruth Nordström, President of Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, discusses the Swedish ban against the purchase of sexual services and its contribution to the fight against trafficking for sexual exploitation.Ruth Nordström _ José Mendes_Witness
The Swedish ban is considered an important reference point in Europe’s policy approach towards the sex trade.
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.
A preview of this report will be outlined tomorrow by assembly administrator Giorgio Loddo, as the final part of this ‘Witness’ series.