Amnesty International and the prostitution debate

Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Over the past month, there has been much debate about an ongoing process within Amnesty International to establish a new policy on prostitution. Amnesty’s
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Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Over the past month, there has been much debate about an ongoing process within Amnesty International to establish a new policy on prostitution. Amnesty’s processes On 11 August, 2015, the organization’s International Council Meeting passed a resolution requesting that the International Board develop “a policy that seeks attainment of the highest possible protection of the human rights of sex workers, through measures that include the decriminalisation of sex work”. Amnesty’s International Board will, in turn, discuss this resolution at its next meeting in October 2015. Amnesty International has a complex organizational structure. However, the Board is responsible to the International Council, and it will surely respond positively to the Council’s request. In doing so, it will need to consult widely before it adopts a final policy. We should expect continued public scrutiny of Amnesty’s deliberations, with much internal and external debate as. . .

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