2As liberals we believe that:
3Every individual has the right to decide over its own body.
4As long as other people's way of life does not affect you, you should not interfere in their5life.
6All individuals should be tolerant and respectful of different choices of life, even if they do7not personally agree with it.
8Self-determination is one of the most important rights of an individual.
9Noting that: 10Human trafficking is illegal and can never be justified. 11Prostitution should not be legal to anyone below the age of 18. 12There are 5 main laws regarding prostitution in the EU; 1.
10Human trafficking is illegal and can never be justified.
11Prostitution should not be legal to anyone below the age of 18.
12There are 5 main laws regarding prostitution in the EU;
1.13In some countries prostitution is illegal.
2.14In some countries prostitution is legal, but it is illegal to buy sex.
3.15In some countries prostitution and the buying of sex are decriminalised, so prostitution is 16not legal, but it is not recognised as a profession either.
4.17In some countries prostitution and the buying of sex are legal, but procuring and the 18running of brothels are not.
5.19In some countries both prostitution, the buying of sex, procuring, and the running of 20brothels are legal.
21The many different prostitution laws within the EU complicates the free movement of22services.
24Voluntary prostitution should not be disrupted by the approach to fight forced prostitution.
25It is both unfair and discriminating that in some countries prostitution is decriminalised26and thus the sex workers must pay taxes but simultaneously the profession is not 27recognised, meaning sex workers cannot be members of unemployment insurance fund, 28do not obtain fair working rights, etc.
29Legalising prostitution without legalising the buying of sex, forces sex workers to work in30uncertain environments hidden away from the public as their clients are technically 31criminals and therefore have to worry about being caught by the police.
32Strict regulation of prostitution in groups, e.g. brothels, deprives the sex workers the33possibility of working in the safest possible environment with colleagues and easy access 34to help, should problems arise.
35It is unfair that sex workers cannot work as prostitutes without having to be36self-employed, as being self-employed entails both economic uncertainty and extra work.
37Calls for: 1.
1.38All EU member states to legalise prostitution and the buying of sex as well as making 39prostitution a recognised profession, giving prostitutes access to health care, 40unemployment benefits, unemployment insurance funds etc. on equal terms with people 41in other professions.
2.42All EU member states to legalise procuring, giving the ‘pimp’ the same responsibilities 43towards her/his employees as any other employer in each EU member state.
3.44All EU member states to legalise prostitution in groups, e.g. brothels, allowing these 45businesses to work as any other business in each EU member state.
4.46All EU member states to recognise prostitution as a service which should be able to move 47freely across the EU.
5.48All EU member states to make sure the necessary help is available to sex workers who 49wish to leave the sex industry, as any sex worker should be able to quit her/his job if they 50wish to do so. Otherwise, it is no longer voluntary prostitution.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Autumn Congress 08 - 09 November 2019.