Press release by Abolition 2014 on the hearing held by the German government regarding new regulations within the 2002 Prostitution Act

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Pressrelease Abolition 2014

On the hearing by the BMFSFJ [German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth] about the regulation of the prostitution industry on 12 June 2014, published on 26 June 2014 (1)

On 12 June 2014, the BMFSFJ held a hearing on the planned reform of the Prostitution Act in order to gain a “comprehensive picture” of the subject. The hearing was held behind closed doors, i.e. the public and the media were excluded. Even before the hearing, the public had been left in the dark about who the Federal Ministry had asked and invited as experts to give their expertise and opinions. (2)

Before the German Government goes into summer recess, we believe it is important to lift the veil of secrecy that is obviously desired by the Ministry in charge, a veil intended to conceal what interests are at play when…

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