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City of Reykjavík Working to Combat Sex Trafficking

Malin Roux Johansson, the cofounder and director of Swedish Human Rights NGO Realstars, gave a presentation which focused on deterring the buyers of sexual services, rather than on sex workers or victims of sex trafficking who have been compelled into prostitution.

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Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.

Icelandic Opposition Towards Amnesty’s Sex Trade Decriminalization

Seven Icelandic women’s organizations issued a joint statement expressing disapproval of human rights group Amnesty International’s proposed policy on the decriminalization of sex work last week, echoing concerns from other rights groups around the world. Amnesty today voted to adopt its policy...