France passes law making it illegal to pay for sex

France passes law making it illegal to pay for sex

The French parliament has passed into law a bill that criminalized paying for sex.

The bill, which debate started in 2013, and was delayed due to several hearings following sharp divisions between the lower parliamentary chamber, and the senate was passed into law by 64 votes to 12 with many MPs absent.

Under the new law, anyone caught purchasing an act from a sex worker will be fined and required to attend classes on the harms of prostitution.

According to reports, there would be a €1,500 (£1,200) fine for a first offence, rising to €3,750 for a second, which would also be put on the person’s criminal record. The offender would be forced to attend classes highlighting the harms of prostitution.

With this law, France has joined a handful of European countries to follow the Nordic model of criminalising consumers rather than sex workers. These include Norway and Iceland.

Northern Ireland last year became the only part of the UK where people can be convicted of paying for sex.







Related Articles

BABY BURNT TO DEATH WHILE PLAYING IN OVEN

A 19-month-old baby girl was killed in a horrific domestic accident after she was trapped while playing in the oven

Woman exercises her right-to-die and takes her own life surrounded by her family

Brittany Maynard, the American who became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement over the last few weeks, ended

Obama kicks out 35 Russian ‘spies’, accuses Vladimir Putin of ordering hacking of Hillary Clinton’s secrets

President Obama on Thursday kicked out 35 Russian spies out of the US, accusing them of hacking the presidential election


x

Other Interesting Posts

Prof. Gabriel Okayi's murder: Daughter narrates how he was killed
Sharon Okayi, the only daughter of late Prof. Gabriel Okayi, who was murdered in his residence in the early hours of January 9, in Makurdi, the B...
Nutritionists give tips on foods to eat for every mood
How various foods can put you in the mood you choose have been revealed in a book entitled: The Happy Kitchen, Good Food Mood by Rachel Kelly and...
Sanusi urges wealthy northerners to stop building mosques
The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged wealthy individuals from the north to stop building mosques but support the education of g...
powered by RelatedPosts