Friday 18 October 2019

Prostitution register legislation delayed again

Justice minister Ivo Opstelten is to revise some aspects of new legislation on prostitution following concerns from the upper house of parliament.


Senators are concerned about how effective the law will be in practice, Nos television says.
The aim of the legislation is to better regulate prostitution by standardising the licencing system and setting up an official register of prostitutes.
The legislation will also require punters to make sure they are visiting a legal prostitute. If the customer fails to check and the prostitute is unregistered he will have committed a criminal offence and could be fined.
This is the second time the senate has delayed the legislation, Nos says. Earlier, senators wanted more information about the data protection aspects of the new law and the implications of human rights legislation.

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