Repeal "Legalizing Prostitution"

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Repeal “Legalizing Prostitution”
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#167

Proposed by: Mahaj WA Seat

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #167: Legalizing Prostitution (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that (General Assembly) Resolution #167, “Legalizing Prostitution” attempted to promote sexual freedom;

OBSERVING that there are serious flaws and shortfalls with Resolution #167:

  1. OBSERVING that Resolution #167 failed to consider justifiable grounds for outlawing or restricting prostitution - for example:
    a) The legalization of prostitution can create a breeding ground for human trafficking for sexual purposes, assault, procuring and drug-dealing - and that legalising it may make the problem worse;
    b) Allowing everyone to enter the prostitution industry can compromise the welfare and safety of vulnerable and low-income individuals, including those forced into it by another individual;
    c) The profession itself may be considered a form of sexual assault, whereas the client takes advantage of the prostitute;

  2. HIGHLIGHTING that the genuine objections to the legalisation of prostitution are not necessarily derived from religious beliefs alone;

  3. REGRETTING that Resolution #167 increased sexual objectification in society - the practice of treating or regarding an individual merely as a object or commodity for sexual pleasure - which may compromise the mental and emotional well-being of the individuals involved;

  4. NOTING that the allowance of “additional protocol or standards that do not conflict with this resolution” has little meaning because member countries would have no power to restrict prostitution in the interest of public safety: for example, by preventing vulnerable groups of individuals from taking up the profession;

  5. WORRIED that Resolution #167 does not specifically require measures to be taken to prevent the spread of venereal disease, which may pose a threat to public health;

HEREBY repeals Resolution #167, “Legalizing Prostitution”.

Authored by Charlotte Ryberg

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“Repeal “Legalizing Prostitution”” was defeated 6,407 votes to 5,172.