Vote Recommendation: Against
This proposal seeks to (1) legalize the sex industry as a legal form of employment across the WA, (2) prohibits any criminization of purchasers of services provided by sex workers (3) requires all "sex work institutions" to provide safe and effective medical products, (4) makes significant changes to rules regarding sexually transmitted diseases, and (5) imposes corresponding prohibitions on making certain activities associated with sex work to be illegal across the WA.
We strongly support labour rights, fought against human trafficking and supported the universal STI counteraction (GAR#606) policy cited in this resolution. Nevertheless, we believe Article 2 of this resolution, which directly legalizes sex work, is an issue that lends poorly to a "one-size fits all" solution from the World Assembly and invites a wide range of passionate arguments. We believe individual member states (or, as they deem appropriate, to their provinces, municipalities and local communities) are in a better position to tailor more nuanced laws that best reflect the cultural, religious, and social views of their communities. We also believe discussions about sexually transmitted diseases and its risks (on both sex workers and their customers) involve substantive arguments on multiple sides in terms of civil rights and health that are also best resolved at a WA state (or below) level.
For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Sex Workers Protections Act".
This IFV Recommendation was written in collaboration with our World Assembly Legislative League partners.
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