On 8 October 2004 the report on
The Purchase of Sexual Services in Sweden and the Netherlands.
Regulation and Experiences. A Report from the Working Group on the
Legal Regulation of the Purchase of Sexual Services was handed
over to the Norwegian Minister of Justice and Police Affairs. The
report is being published in the Ministry of Justice and Police
Affairs report series for the year 2004.
The Norwegian version of the report
runs to 140 pages with 11 chapters. This English version of the
report is a substantially abbreviated version of the official
report. Three chapters have been selected for English-speaking
readers: the original Chapter 3 on conditions in Sweden (here
Chapter 2); the original Chapter 4 on conditions in the Netherlands
(here Chapter 3) and the original summary Chapter 8 (here Chapter
4). This version starts with a brief introduction to the group’s
terms of reference and its composition (here Chapter 1).
The English version has been edited
by Ulf Stridbeck, Professor of Law in the legal faculty in the
University of Oslo who chaired by Professor Ulf Stridbeck,
Purchasing Sexual Services in Sweden
and The Netherlands
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