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Amnesty International policy on state obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of sex workers

, Index number: POL 30/4062/2016

This policy has been developed in recognition of the high rates of human rights abuses experienced globally by individuals who engage in sex work; a term that Amnesty International uses only in regard to consensual exchanges between adults. It identifies the most prominent barriers to the realization of sex workers’ human rights and underlines states’ obligations to address them.

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