REPORT OF THE PROSTITUTION LAW REVIEW COMMITTEE ON THE OPERATION OF THE PROSTITUTION REFORM ACT 2003 (GOVERNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND, 2008)

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This is the report of the New Zealand government committee tasked with reviewing the impact of the decriminalisation of sex work in New Zealand. The report is the result of five years of work and reviews the significant quantitative and qualitative research exercises conducted during this time in collaboration with academics and universities in New Zealand. It concludes that the new law: "safeguards ... the right of those under 18 not to be used in sex work; the right of adults not to be forced to engage in sex work, including the right to refuse a particular client or sexual practice; and the right not to be subject to exploitative, degrading employment practices."(The report is normally available via the Government of New Zealand website, but is temporarily offline due to restructuring of that site.)